20 October, 2021

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Sweet, Oily Deal For Nandasena’s Crony Mawzoon: 10 Times The Loss From Bond Scam

The latest revelations that the country loss revenue over Rs 16 billion over the importation of sugar by a Rajapaksa loyalist using a noticeably short tax break has been compounded by the expose that the same businessman was involved in an even greater scam importing coconut oil during a strange tax window in 2020.

At the centre of the Sugar Scandal is Sajaad Mohmmaed Mawzoon, the proprietor of Shangri-La Hotels. Mawzoon’s company Pyramid Wilmar Trading has imported nearly 2 lakh metric tonnes of sugar between November 2020 – February 2021 about one third of the country’s consumption for the year after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa decided to slash taxes on the commodity to 25 cents LKR per kilogram in October last year. Mawzoon’s company accounted for 39.6% of total imports of sugar during the three month “tax window”.

Ironically, Wilmar trading and other sugar importers continued to sell sugar to government wholesalers at the original price of 120 rupees per kilo of sugar while paying next to nothing in tax. The Finance Ministry in a report to the Committee on Public Enterprises revealed that the loss of revenue from the three month import levy slash amounted to Rs 15.9 billion.

For purposes of comparison, the Auditor General of Sri Lanka estimated a cumulative loss of Rs 1.6 billion to the Treasury of Sri Lanka from the 2015 Bond Scam that then SLPP opposition exploited as a corruption scandal by the Yahapalanaya administration. A forensic audit of treasury bond auctions from 2005-2015 by KPMG and other international auditing firms, when current capital markets minister Ajith Nivaard Cabraal was Central Bank Governor, amounted to Rs 10 billion.

The 2020-2021 sugar scam corruption exceeds those figures by an order of magnitude.

On 10 October 2020, the government abruptly reduced the tax on a kilo of sugar from Rs. 50 to Rs. 0.25 (cents) only to increase it back to Rs. 40 after an extraordinary large amount of sugar was imported by one company during this period.

The local agent of Pyramid Wilmar, Sajad Mowzoon, made the Shangri-La hotel available to President Nandasena Rajapaksa during his election campaign hosting numerous Viyath Maga events free of charge.

The reduction in the tax was not passed on to the consumer and was instead pocketed by the Rajapaksa loyalist. The JVP alleges that Lanka Sathosa – also run by a Viyathmaga “professional” Nushad Perera, had continued to purchase sugar from companies like Pyramid Wilmar trading at the cost of Rs 120 per kilo. On the instructions of the Government, Sathosa provided sugar at Rs 85 per kilogram but limited the supply to one kilo per customer. In addition to the loss in tax revenue to the Government, Lanka Sathosa has also massive losses by purchasing sugar at higher wholesale prices than the cooperative could sell at retail. Once more, the sole beneficiary was Mawzoon and his Wilmar trading. The JVP has filed action in the Supreme Court regarding the corrupt tax scam.

Coconut oil imports also increased by an astonishing 270 % during the 2019 -2020 period, through imports by Pyramid Wilmar. Sri Lanka had imported USD 25 million worth of coconut oil in 2019 which increased to USD 107 million for the year 2020. A vast majority of these imports had happened in the month of July 2020, when just like in the case of the sugar tax, the tax on coconut oil imports were suddenly removed. The massive amounts of coconut oil imported during this short lived ‘tax break’ is in the range of Rs. 20 billion, SJB MP Patali Champika Ranawaka recently revealed.

Meanwhile, despite the Finance Ministry’s report to the COPE, Treasury Secretary S.R. Attygalle made a desperate attempt to whitewash the sugar corruption case claiming that the Government has not incurred a loss of Rs. 15 billion by reducing the duty on imported sugar from Rs.50 to 25 cents per kilogram. Government’s have the right to set tax policy, he said. Atygalle implied that the Rs 15.9 billion loss as accounted for by his own Ministry was only a ‘mirage’ because that money had never been in government coffers for the state to “lose”.

Attygalle does not explain the opportunity lost to strengthen much-needed State revenue and the opportunity lost by consumers to benefit.

Experts point out that there is a direct application of the offence of Corruption as per Section 70 of the Bribery Act which states that “ any public servant who, with intent, to cause wrongful or unlawful loss to the Government, or to confer a wrongful or unlawful benefit, favour or advantage on himself or any person, or with knowledge, that any wrongful or unlawful loss will be caused to any person or to the Government, or that any wrongful or unlawful benefit, favour or advantage will be conferred on any person- (a) does, or forbears to do, any act, which he is empowered to do by virtue of his office as a public servant; (b) induces any other public servant to perform, or refrain from performing, any act, which such other public servant is empowered to do by virtue of his office as a public servant; (c) uses any information coming to his knowledge by virtue of his office as a public servant; (d) participates in the making of any decision by virtue of his office as a public servant; (e) induces any other person, by the use, whether directly or indirectly, of his office as such public servant to perform, or refrain from performing, any act, shall be guilty of the offence of corruption and shall upon summary trial and conviction by a Magistrate be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years or to a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand rupees or to both such imprisonment and fine.  

Mawzoon’s tentacles run deep across multiple sectors. India’s Adani Group, now embroiled in the Colombo port terminal deals is also in partnership with Pyramid Wilmar in Sri Lanka. It will be recalled that the Nandasena Government unilaterally suspended the East Container Terminal deal it struck with the Indian Government (which was also promoting the Adani Group), and then equally suddenly decided that the Adani Group of India would be leased the Colombo West Container Terminal (WCT). The Rajapaksa Government claimed it had reached agreement with the Indian Government on WCT, but the Indian Government later denied the claim saying it had no such discussions with GoSL. Mawzoon’s involvement explains how the Rajapaksa Government conducted negotiations on the WCT independent of the Government of India which was previously incredibly involved in the port contract.

Watch JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake’s breakdown of the Sugar tax scam:

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    6.9 Million Buddhist Sinhala and Buddhist Monks brought Gota Rajapaksa to find the Bonds Scam truth but he continued with 16 Billion billions Scam of Sugar as a continuation from his billions worth MIC deal. Where is Sri Lanka? Where is Mahanayaka’s?

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      Rubbish, this has nothing to do with Buddhism, it is a Muslim guy running the sugar scam. Muslims are running half of the businesses in Colombo, that is why they were able to build a bomb-making factory while Traitor Ranil was shopping overseas. If Gotha was a maniac like your hero Prabhakaran, he would chase the Muslims out.

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        Lester

        “Rubbish, this has nothing to do with Buddhism, it is a Muslim guy running the sugar scam. “

        This has nothing to do with Buddhism, however everything to do with the Public Racist Anagarika Homeless Dharmapala’s “SINHALA/BUDDHISM”.

        “Muslims are running half of the businesses in Colombo, that is why they were able to build a bomb-making factory while Traitor Ranil was shopping overseas. “

        You (Sinhala/Buddhist) used to complain/grumble about businesses being owned/controlled by Tamils/Indians, as a result Siri Mao brought/introduced import licenses favouring Sinhala/Buddhist lazy bumps. Its been 60 years since favouritism/cronyism was introduced by the weeping widow. Yet you keep whining about the unfortunate situation of lazy bumps.

        Don’t forget your state planned and performed successive riots, another way of Sinhala/Buddhism creating a level playing field. As a consequence Sinhalese and Buddhists are leaving the country. You will have to manage with the nasty, lazy, …. bumps.
        No wonder why the state should be liberated from fascist tendency.

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          Vedda,

          It’s too bad your heroes are buried in Nandikadal Lagoon. At the end,special Eelam dinner for the fish. I heard that before the “white flag surrender”, Nadesan was on the on the phone with Indian ambassador, begging and crying. Nadesan said he would hold the flag as high as he can. It looks like your heroes were waiting for Paripuu drop part II. At least Sun God’s son got a biscut before the execution. So, don’t underestimate the generosity of SB’s.

          One would have expected a riot after Easter Sunday, but no Muslims were touched. Not even a shop was stoned.

          By the way, what do you think of the riots in Singapore, US, and UK? Are your White friends at the UN going to ask for more Eelams?

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        But our million dollar question, why do main stream media TV channels utter nothing much about the biggest SCAM today ?
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        Why on earth they gave a full coverage to BOND SCAM then, because GOONS behind the architects of the bond scam (one other than bitch s sons MaRa and his wandibattaya Ajitha Cabral) were behind media mafia net work in the country.

        As every school going children would see it today, bond scam was planed to marginalize Mr Wickramasinghe, and high criminals be back to power. There SORYSENA was part of the deal with Mafia Boss MaRa.

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          In the days to come, they could also block CT.
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          Let s be vigilent.
          :
          Once mlechcha politicians, but having draged the power through human schielding, people’s mislead, now end up on cross roads.
          :
          We knew for what purpose they were capable of: However, ADA DERANA TV, HIRU TV that would make the public perception in favour of the govt, are brainwashing from morning to evening. Please open your eyes.
          :
          Nandasena/Sinisena s capabitlies are not its all cracked upto be.

          .

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        Lester, but he made the billions for Gota. He’s just a pawn. Remember Ranil also had a Tamil pawn to rob the bank. Mahinda had his Modaya pawn to rob sil redda but he got caught! Mahinda also had Tamil pawns to sell Central Bank gold. Remember?

        So the ultimate beneficiaries are Rajapaksas.

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          Gotam,

          All politicians everywhere are corrupt. If you are worried about Rajapakse, ask the minorities to stop their demands for separatism. The majority community will elect Rajapakse as long as you have these UN resolutions. Remember, S Buddhists elected Moda Siri and Ranil over Mahinda. What was the result? Easter Sunday.

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            Lestwr@
            Go to the mirror see who u are. U the kind of total ignorants would never see it right.
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            As of today Nandasena aka Siinisena has achieved nothing but behave the all last loser of the nation. Wait and see the bugger will soon be found in Janadhipathi mandiraya next days. .
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            If that would be the end, it would definitely be a plus to the people. .
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            These criminals would have no life without sinhala budhism which is miles away from true teachings of lord buddaha
            .
            Sorysena though sat on the donkey cart of MaRa, his govt gave lot more concession s to the people.whoever what ever being said and done previous govt albeit a grand coalition, they achieved more alone within their 100 days, chapo to them!!!!
            😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉

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              Muruthettiwa chheevara dhariya and alle baluwansha are hidden under the asuchi bed of MaRa. They are said to have lost their faces as of today..
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              Govt under medamulana criminals are now shortly behind murderous Myanmar.
              .
              Why our mlechcha politicians can’t do the job well was clear long before they returd to power. Their criminal investigations were more than enough if media mafia was not invfavour of them,behind them. 😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

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              Dear Leelageboru,

              Gota is winning. He won the war and then the election. People are safe because the security situation is good. It is nonsense to claim he is racist. After the war, he put the ex-LTTE in camps and gave them job training. LTTE leadership was executed as these buggers are hard-core and cannot be rehabilitated, similar to Nazi. It was the right thing to do. Economic development will come next. Horas will be dealt with accordingly.

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                Dear Lester,

                GOTA is winning ?😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎 where ? my foot ! Is that the reason bugger waste millions of tax payers funds for his ගම සමග පිලිසන්දරක් … a face to face talk with the remote villagers ? See, the stupid man has not the “fingerspitzegefüle – instict of sureity” about anything as of today. The good for him is you the kind of stupid majority would let him rape you on and on.
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                Thanks to bugger et al, they dont have funds to buy vaccines for the island nation. Nor would any country except China lend them funds. That is what Gota-MaRa govt has achieved so far.
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                LTTE or JVP are no longer threat, but if bitch s sons would continue with suppression of madamulana murderous chinthanaya, not only LTTE, JVP, modern JVP, Modern ISIS and all various kind of new movements would mushroom in the days to come. 😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

                My wish is, people should come to the streets next days protesting against ” Rajapakshe mlechcha poilitics”. No govt became this much silliest .. not even that of Polonnaruwe Donkey who ended up being fallen into the sarong of Mafia Boss Mahinda Jarapakshe.
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                I have no doubt, insurgency of unexpected sort is in making, not being able to bear cost of living and suppression. Most of all, they the people cant tolerate Rajakashes looters anymore.

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                  Leela,

                  Yes, Gotha is winning. No devolution, no federalism, no fake “war crimes” investigation, no suicide attacks from terrorists – this is his mandate. Can you show which one he violated? Your hero Ranil Ponns nd Moda Siri could not manage the country for even 5 years without terror attacks in Colombo. Five more years with these two and “Sri Lanka” won’t exist. Westerners would invade the island using the excuse of “stopping terrorism” and never leave. That is what happened in Syria and Iraq. Only because of Rajapakse, Sri Lanka was able to resolve its domestic disputes without foreign interference.

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                    Lester,

                    wait and see, the bugger would be found dead next days not being able to succeed the least.

                    Now the sources reveal almost many in that powerful POHOTTUWA are against him and his close men. As was the case in Lybria, the bugger et al would fall as a glass wall would snapp to pieces in the near future. Finally we hear that India is going to support SL in UNHRC meeting ha ha… what a price pseudo patriots have paid…. Western terminal in Colombo Port ?

                    Now with all being exposed about the gravity of corruption of alibaba and 40 thieves, srilanken media to stay as if nothing would matter for them ? Because MEDIA mafia is funded by the loot all along. How shameful we the srilankens should be to have allowed alleged high criminals to lead us.
                    :
                    In Europe, people are shocked being unable to see worsening things for the average people in the country: As Dr Ariyaratne made it very clear, we the expatriates living in EUROPE or far destinations have to pay 8 lacks or more for a small vacation in home country. Just becasue their criminals are trained to grab our funds for the expansion of their usual loot.

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                    Lester

                    “Yes, Gotha is winning. No devolution, no federalism, no fake “war crimes” investigation, no suicide attacks from terrorists – this is his mandate. “

                    No Gotha is whining!
                    Gotha does have no say in political issues such as devolution, federalism, war crimes investigation, ………………. separate state, etc.

                    Gota, Mahinda, Jayantha, ……. keep begging Hindians to help the country politically, diplomatically and financially.
                    And keep begging all weather Friend China.
                    Why ?
                    Any idea?
                    All because your false pride won’t allow you lazy bumps to acknowledge how wrong your nation building process was .
                    Lazy bumps are in denial.
                    Lazy bumps are suffering from mass paranoia and hysteria, collective illusions.
                    Isn’t it why Gotha is whining?

                    Don’t misplace your begging bowl.

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                      Vedda,

                      Forget about India. India cannot even offer basic sanitation services to its citizens. Who is begging? Entire North and East is under full military control. Your Tamil diaspora is begging the White lawyers, UN, and all other Western organizations. Kindly check Tamilnet for daily begging update.

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                    Lester

                    Use your anus for shitting and not talking, your words stink you fool. Sinhalayas are not natives to Eelam ( Ceylon ) even Srilanka is a Word that has Tamil origin. You fuckers who arrived in our Island by Kallathonis ( illegal boats ) from Bangladesh must get the hell out our motherland and go back to where you came from ie Bangladesh.

                    You Sinhala modayas are living in cloud coocoo land. We the 100 million Tamils the world over are going to deal a mortal blow to Gota soon. I know you fool will talk of Nathikadal to obviate your inferiority complex, let me contextualise our Nathikaddal debacle in terms of history. Like Nathikkadal so called victory the Sinhalayas have written so much about Dutugemunu and Elara saga. what happened soon after Elaras killing was another Tamil invasion took place which destroyed the Sinhala parasites from which they never recovered and was forced to move their capital away from Anurathapura to Polonaruwa for safety..

                    When we ( the new LTTE ) attack the Sinhala modayas in the very near future with tactical nuclear weapons and decimate them the so called Sinhala veerayas like Gota, Mahinda and sarath fonseka etal will wet their pants and run away with their amudes to China. we will flush the runner Sinhalayas in the sea.

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        Correct has nothing to with Buddhism, but has everything to do with Sinhala Buddhism as practiced in this country!!

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          S called sinhala buddhism is to be blamed for mess in the country today . Rajapakshe
          learnt in rotten in slanken parliament that he would never be able to comeback if he would twist the mindset of the vulnerable.Muruthettiwa chheevara dhariya/the fox in srilanka Sanga community and alle baluwansha are hidden under the asuchi bed of MaRa today not caring little about stinkyness. They are said to have lost their faces as of today..
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          Govt under medamulana criminals are now shortly behind murderous Myanmar.
          .
          Why our mlechcha politicians can’t do the job well was clear long before they returd to power. Their criminal investigations were more than enough if media mafia was not invfavour of them,behind them. 😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

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        Lester

        Read today’s Island editorial.
        The leader comment says exactly what I have mentioned above.
        Here is an excerpt:

        Ordinary Sri Lankans, however, are not blameless. Many of them are averse to hard work but lament lack of national progress and the attendant pecuniary difficulties while doing precious little to increase national productivity, which alone can help salvage the country from the depths of poverty and indebtedness. They expect gain without pain, and have no desire to learn from the success stories of South Korea, Japan, China, Singapore, etc. No wonder Sri Lanka is receiving doormat treatment.
        https://island.lk/doormat-nations/
        Monday 15th March, 2021
        Editorial.

        Island usually blames every natural and man made disaster on LTTE, Tamils, Tamil Diaspora, GG Ponnampalam, Sir Pon Ramanathan, Pandyas, Cholas, DMK and so on. This morning the editorial is different. The leader comment is unusually brave and candid. Interesting.

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          Vedda,

          China, South Korea, and Japan are racially homogeneous. Compared to the West, Japan lets in less than 50 refugees a year. Citizenship for outsiders is practically impossible. China is 99% Han Chinese. If Sri Lanka was racially homogeneous, let us say 99% Sinhala, it would have resembled one of these countries. That’s why Lee Kuan Yew said Sri Lanka is the next Singapore. Sri Lanka was actually ahead of China (literacy, human development) until the 1970’s, when Deng Xiaoping began free market economic reforms. Sirima’s policies were bad, but JR had the same free market ideas as Deng. Unfortunately, economic development was hindered for 30 odd years by Tiger terrorism. Borrowing costs for war purposes are very high; that is why we have today’s debt. Tourism sector also suffered. Brain drain took away skilled workers. Regarding Singapore, it is not a democracy. It has been ruled largely by one family. Ethnic Chinese dominate the government and industry. There is also a lot of hostility towards Tamils in Singapore.

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            Lester

            “China, South Korea, and Japan are racially homogeneous.”

            What exactly do you mean racially homogeneous?

            We know you talk bull all the time:

            Japan may be racially homogeneous (whatever that may be) it has people speaking different languages and practicing different cultures as follows:

            Ryukyuan languages
            Ainu languages
            Orok language
            Nivkh language
            and more

            Now I have given you some clues as to the diversity of Japan go and look for further information about these people.

            We will deal with China and Korea later.

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              Lester.

              Stop your stupid speculation and listen to Tharman Shanmugaratnam (SG), Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Finance of Singapore for a change:

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=hpwPciW74b8

              Send this link to your supper patriots.

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                I have made many tries to have an intelligent conversation with my MPs with regards to a personal matter but is also nationally important. One of them I met greeted me like a Rottweiler. The other one even by so many different means I have not been able to contact him. I went to meet Hon. Mr. Tharman Shunmugaratnam on one of his meet the public days. He arrived a little late and there was a small crowd waiting to meet him. He walked to us to where we were standing and apologized for being late and for keeping us waiting. I could talk to him quite casually and explained to him the reason I wanted meet. He listened to me and gave me a very sympathetic ear. By the he is not an exception. All MPs of Singapore are very polite and cordial and treat their constituents as if they have been known each other for a long, long time. I feel very sad to have been born a Singhalese.

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                  I thought I must add this also about Hon. Mr. Tharman Shunmmugaratnam. One of my friends had gone for a Thosai meal and there he said was Hon. Mr. Shunmmugaratnam, the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance too having a meal there. Singapore Politicians do not live in the cloud cuckoo land the secret behind the prosperity of Singapore.

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                    Now that we have a half baked US Citizen as the President of Srilanka who has made a right royal mess of the country it makes lot of sense to nominate Hon. Mr. Tharman Shunmmugaratnam to contest the next Presidential Election in Srilanka. He has proved himself to be a top grade material for the job. There cannot be one iota of doubt that he would turn Srilanka to be a real paradise within the five years. He has his roots to Srilanka.

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              Vedda,

              Who cares about linguistic differences, China is 91% Han Chinese. That means 1,274,000,000 people are the exact same race, while only 126,000,000 are some other groups. Do you know the difference between a billion and a million? Factor of 10! In Sri Lanka, the percentage of Sinhalese is 74.9%, while the combined percentage of all Tamils is 15.2%. Sri Lanka has a population of 21.8 million, meaning there are 16328200 Sinhalese compared to 3313600 Tamils. That means Sinhalese are demographically greater than Tamils by a factor of only 5. If you include Muslims, the combined minority total is 5471800. Meaning Sinhalese are only 3 times greater than all combined minority populations! Put your battle axe down and read again: China has a 10x Han majority, while Sri Lanka has only a 3x Sinhala majority. Japan and South Korea are similar to China.

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            Lester.

            Stop your stupid speculation and listen to Tharman Shanmugaratnam (SG), Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Finance of Singapore for a change:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=hpwPciW74b8

            Send this link to your supper patriots.

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              Dump Leister

              China has 56 diverse indigenous people speaking at least 272 indigenous languages.

              Its time you grew up.

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                Native,
                Lester lives in his own world, in which the Rajapaksas are honest patriots , the Buddha was born here, and he has his own version of Google in his head.

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                Silly Vedda,

                91% of Chinese are Han. Han is one race, whether they speak a different variation of Chinese or not. To survive in China, you have to speak Chinese. Han Chinese dominate the government, all major industries, and entertainment. That is why China has put Uighurs (descendants of Genghis Khan) in re-education camps. The Muslims are forced to learn Chinese and eat pork. When Mahinda put LTTE in rehabilitation camps, your diaspora were screaming to the West about “human rights.” West won’t talk about China, as China is too important for the global economy.

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                  “To survive in China, you have to speak Chinese. Han Chinese dominate …That is why China has put Uighurs (descendants of Genghis Khan) in re-education camps.”
                  *
                  There are plenty who survive without knowing ‘Chinese’.
                  The official dialect is Mandarin, still spoken by a minority.
                  Luckily the written language has been the same for millennia.
                  *
                  The Uygur militancy and terrorism was a US-Saudi project that hit its peak in the riots of 2009 and was a problem for China for a few years. Things are calm over the past several years, but all manner of lies are still propagated to stir trouble and please China-Bashers Inc.
                  *
                  BTW
                  MR did not put the LTTE alone in rehabilitation camps, but detained a few hundred thousand innocent civilians for long periods.

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                  Lester,
                  .
                  how genius you should be going by your knowledge about CHINA. Your knowledge can be a plus to MARA-GOTA.not to us surely.

                  Not only China, Indians are too important to Globaly economy. Any grand nations incl Ethiopians are becoming important to the world today. Just check it yourself on the web about the facts on Indians and their achievements in health sector also amidst COVID restrictions/limitations.
                  :
                  Indians are the most powerful nation going beyond even european countries to have donated millions of vacines to several countries sofar.
                  :
                  You idiots (from MEDAMULANA cave) would keep on their self-proclaimations, if India donated 0.5 mio of vaccines, people in our hell would not have any hopes other than that PANI syrup produced and misled by Mason Bas from Kegalle. With the profiles of Masons and incumbent ministers of health (incl. that FAKE Prof. Jayasumana) are almost the same level… the nation is fallen to all depths today.

                  Current minister of health, Apawithara Wanniaarchchi is made speechless today since she herself was caught by COVD19 – this based on what she made to this nation – as of today, the miserable woman is cornered among their POHOTTUWA group. Karmic retribution seems to be powerful than you guys think. Next will be SAIBABA-Mahinda Rajakshe whose look is no different to a man has to survive with SWELLS all over the body.

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                    Leela,

                    “Indians are the most powerful nation going beyond even european countries”

                    I can assure you, India will never be a superpower or any power worth speaking of. Historically, India has never been able to defend against foreign aggression. In the modern era, India lost territory (Pakistan) after a few riots – what a joke. IPKF could not control the LTTE (few teenagers with guns) insurgency. India did NOTHING after their Prime Minister Gandhi was assassinated by a suicide bomber. Compare with USA which invaded 2 countries just because of a terrorist attack. Further, in the modern day, India cannot defend its borders from Chinese aggression. Internally, India lacks cohesion. Due to linguistic and religious barriers. The reason India is any of concern to the world order is its large population. Therefore, SL should not worry about India.

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            L
            “There is also a lot of hostility towards Tamils in Singapore.”
            Can you expand on this.
            I fear that you are inflating an incident of some years ago.

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              S.J,
              Lester is known to have knowledge of other countries that even their citizens don’t know.

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      There’s wheels within wheels in the corruption racket:
      US Hedge Fund Black Rock which got 7 billion during the Covid-19 from Trump so US could land grab and asset strip around the world is a huge investor in Wilmar Trading as it is in the infamous Adhani Group, that wants a terminal in the Colombo Port!
      Wilmar ,the Singapore registered AGRI-BUSINESS company behind the palm oil and sugar corruption deals links to Black rock and environmental crisis are worth exploring..
      https://foe.org/blog/blackrocks-big-palm-oil-problem/
      Pl. Check the relationship between environmental destruction and palm oil, Black Rock US Hedge Funds investments in Wilmer and Palm Oil and Sugar traps and environmental degradation. Corrupt global corporations also often front Muslims are the cats paw of the Empire’s dirty deals — The ISIS narrative which is a US diplomatic asset for the Holy War on Terror and 800 US bases all over the world.
      It seems that Singapore registered companies are very often part of corruption racket in Sri Lanka.
      Also Singapore is a favorite of Sri Lankan politicians to rush to for holidays and health tourism – Like SIrisena went there just wen the Easter Carnage, and Sobitha Thera who many believe was poisoned died in a Singapore Hospital. Is Singapore a crime, corruption and money laundering hub of Asia?!

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      Where do you think their regular offerings come from? You can call it offerings, arms or bribes. Irrespective of what you call it, once you take it your compromised. You got to shut-up in the interest of self preservation.

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      So far Gota is the most abusive president in srilanka ever produced. At least he should explain how the loss was made, worst is he doest hold any press conferences. Why should he have special privileges to do so ? Sorysena was not the best his govt achieved lot more even if media mafia men did nt allow it to outreach the masses? Consequences are people got caught by thakkadiyo s. As of today people have lost almost everything. 😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😉😉😉😉

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        LLM: GOTA has explained the “Sugar Deal”. The Secretary to the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Attygalla, submitting a report to the “COPA” has stated: “Rs. 15.9 Billion is not a “ALABAYAK” (LOSS) but an “AWASTHAWAK AHIMIWEEMAK”(“LOST BENEFIT). I have already explained (in my comment on this subject) how these “Pseudo” “Prfossionals” use and abuse the words in the languages by “Twisting” to benefit and hoodwink the people. These “VIYATHU” of “GR’s Government are having a gala time in using and abusing the “WORDS: and “TERMINOLOGY” to achieve their “Hidden Agenda” of the “Rajapakse & Co. Inc,”

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          Dear Bro, as always u are spot on. Bitches sons born to medamulana cave know nothing but doctoral candidates in high crimes and high corruption dealings but main media behave as if they are fully servile to Rajapakse s and their criminal henchmen. .
          .
          Please dont get vaccinated with AstraZeneca (covid vaccine).They stopped it in Gernany and many other countries from this evening on for some medical reasons. .
          .😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

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            …”Please dont get vaccinated with AstraZeneca (covid vaccine).They stopped it in Gernany and many other countries from this evening on for some medical reasons. “…
            Oh. I thought you were cheer leader when these vaccines were first proposed, with minimal testing.
            Anyway.
            Thank you for the warning.

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              My View,

              Thanks for the comment !

              I am against KALI AMMA contrlled misleads, but had never promoted Swedish/Oxford vaccine. I took part in internal disucssions based on BioNtech/Pfizer vaccine and I know one can still rely on it.
              .
              Please read it again, I was though pro- BioNTech/Pfizer but never said a word about Astrazencca. I became helpless when some known us keep asking me about the suspension. I truly know germans did not allow it be injected in the age groups above 65.
              :
              Besides, I am not a virologist though from Pharma industry/Drug design. And I dont want anyone to go panicking because not much is yet revealed about the suspension of the vaccine.

              In my home country, people would starve curse to Medamulana/mlechcha men today. so what is the point of talking about immuninizations based on vaccines.?

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                OK. Thanks for the response.

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                  My View take good care of you.

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      They are running after the burqa ban.

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      Another Hora, Namal R., has just visited Dubai to check on his Bitcoin stash.

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        They are simply shameless born in a test tube, so how can the buggers have good values? 😎😎😎😎😎😎

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      History, Sri Lankan Tamils, and Muslims wealth robbers of Heladiva (Sri Lanka) This is the gospel truth. We only know Boras of India brought the money from India and started the business in Sri Lanka. Muslims and Tamils golden old days (Ceylon) these people robbed the wealth of Sinhalese Aryans Country Sri Lanka (Heladiva)

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        NP,
        “We only know Boras of India brought the money from India “….
        “these people robbed the wealth of Sinhalese Aryans Country Sri Lanka “
        Please do tell us dumb folks how you can bring money and rob it at the same time. No wonder you Aryans are only experts at tree-climbing.

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      Dear Ajith,

      We had bullock cart from 2015-2019- driven by Buffaloe Sorysena. Buffaloe sorisena compared to SINI SENA achieved a lot alone within the first 100 days remember ?
      .
      Now it is changed to a Donkey cart from Nov 2019- present driven by DONKEYs and their fellow donkeys. SINISENA is seeking thrill only by pleasing far poor people in a rural village, …. .. but for how long ?
      So how can an average srilanken ever be hopeful of a better future ? Now with Astrazenecca be suspended in some countries in europe, ….. srilankens would have to swich back to PANI BEEMA or not ? So long Rajakshse bitch s sons target the last cent of the poor, what alternatives they have got ?

      I heard that BP Media Spokesman Rambuwella saying that SUGAR or any kind of huge corruption scandals could occure everywhere and they dont need to be worried of …. pointing the finger at their govt. See, how indifferent the bugger has been,.. even if he himself proclaims to be srilanken made LAW GRADUATE.

      In the SAME time, SRILANKEN main stream media (printed and electronic) dont care much about the size of the FRAUD deliberately made by CURRENT govt.

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        “We had bullock cart from 2015-2019- driven by Buffaloe Sorysena.”
        *
        A bullock being a young bull that has been castrated, I wonder what happened to the politically castrated bulls that drew the cart?

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    We are told that all the warehouses in Colombo are filled with these sugar imports. We are also told that since these warehouses are not temperature or humidity controlled, much of this stock will deteriorate after about six months and would be suitable only for the manufacture of alcoholic beverages. This would result in greater income for the importers.

    Can any chemistry expert contribute his opinion about this theory.

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      Brilliant, Alpha.
      .
      Actually, I had already word-processed a (typically long?) comment when I was called away by a guy on the phone who wouldn’t allow me to stop talking although I pleaded that I was an ignoramus.
      .
      The time is 4.30 pm. I haven’t had lunch, but I will complete what I was writing and then submit, a two or three-part comment, but only after checking what new comments have come in here:

      .
      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/professors-politics-peniya-the-blunderbuss-vaccination-regime/

      .
      Yes, two excellent new comments.

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      If you can call Johnsten Fernando or send him an email he might be able to help. I hear he is a Chemistry expert specializing in this area.

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      A
      It is most uneconomical to brew alcohol from sugar by letting it go bad, unless the plan is to sell it cheap to a brewer (or even pay a brewer to dispose of the spoilt sugar) to make a quick buck.
      The chances of sugar going bad in storage are slim if the sugar is not held in warehouses under adverse weather conditions.
      *
      You may like this link:
      https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.410.1044&rep=rep1&type=pdf
      to read
      REFINED SUGAR CONDITIONING AND STORAGE by AM HOWES

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      Dear Alpha,
      thank you very much.
      When I notice you the kind of hearted commenters are on CT, I feel there are at least few that would focus on the grave issues today.

      Btw, I have found the below info for everyone’s clarity.

      https://www.ragus.co.uk/how-is-sugar-used-in-brewing/

      I am not a biotechnologist, but a biochemist. I believe, Rajaapkshes would not care the little if local alcohol manufacturing industry would turn out to be poisonous, so long their pockets would be flown as was the case during their first regime (Junta number one from 2005 – 2015). My elders repeated me that Rajapakses were never Walawwa people. They became untouchably wealth thanks to the stupidity of the majority of tax payers in this country.

      Brewing sugar is essential to ensuring beers of all styles have the perfect taste and colour and ferment at the correct rate.

      What is brewing sugar?

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        “My elders repeated me that Rajapakses were never Walawwa people. They became untouchably wealth thanks to the stupidity of the majority of tax payers in this country.”
        *
        LM, I wonder if yours is an old quarrel with the clan more than what MR & co did since around 2004.

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    If this country had a Real Man instead of Ranil the Straw Man people’s lives would have been LOT better.

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      h
      Are we talking of a specific matter or life in general?

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      I thought you guys elected a “Real Man” and his 40 followers along with two generations of his family. Any more of the real mans family to be settled in the US?

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      Why only RW to be blamed? I think u are not a teenager right?.
      .
      Entire system in that island is beyond corruption. If Rajapakshe s did nt twist the law and order none of us would even talk about it. Animal lanza to all other men became drug kingpins thanks to Mahinda paraya, is known any mother whose sons are caught by drugs today. They talk high about having won a civil war against own nation, but as an island nation has failed to control drug imports, but they shameless buggers stay self proclaiming in order to such last blood drop of the gawky stupid people.😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

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    To the Editor,
    Thanks for publishing the details of the daylight robbery.
    Is there anybody in the government who could be trusted?
    Why are the religious leaders silent? In particular, the Mahanayakas and the Buddhist monks who campaigned for Gota.
    This sugar deal is a total betrayal of the confidence people placed in electing this government. There needs to be an active campaign to educate the idiotic voters.
    I listened to Anura Kumara Dissanayake’s (JVP leader) speech in the parliament. Apparently, there are moves to dispense with the Public Utilities Board as a precursor to force CEB to buy power from barge mounted diesel generators.
    Such decisions were initially mooted by CBK.
    The link for the parliamentary speech (in Sinhalese) : https://youtu.be/192IFSE5yb4

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      Mr Sunil Aberayratne,
      .
      Long time no see, where had you been ? Hope everything is going well for you. AKD is also not the best voice in today s context. They crushed the opposition so that all thakkadiyas could rule predominantly stupid nation, effortlessly.

      Do you think even if the details would be publish on daylight robberies, that the majority would take them to hearts ? They are made to be fools for their entire life, so that Rajapakshes could suck the last blood drop of them.
      :
      I am sorry for the tiny minority that realize the situation, however, media mafia would not give them a chance to educate the majority fools. Mafia family would never allow people of this country to raise their heads. You can wait longer.
      :
      God bless Srilanka !

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        Hello LM,
        Thanks for enquiring! I am OK.
        The political class (all parties) has been (andwill continue to do so) robbing the wealth of the citizens and they don’t even know it.
        I am waiting for the digital generation to kick all the politicians out – may be a distant dream.

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          SA,
          By fairness it is no right to mix them up this way. See so called bond scam became known thsnks to the new actions implemented by previous govt. Their people with some sanity should be humble enough to thank them it was inevitable, and was system failure but introduced by MARaAnd his wandibattaya Cabral. Why dont srilanken press differentiate this is well connected with the biased nature of mlechcha media institutions. .
          .
          See today 16 billions report ed to be lost to the govt, however, media is not capable of transporting this to the nation. 😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉

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    Poor Tamils cannot keep paying for these robberies by ship loads of Thalikodies of the widowed women. We must go alone. That is the help Tamils can do to the Buddhist Sinhalese to recollect their life from where Britain left them. Before Core Group Countries give another term to Lankawe in UNHRC, they must be informed of these robberies and asked how do they expect the criminals who are doing these robberies to come to light to fulfill what the Resolutions are asking for?
    The Buddhist Sinhalese has to take this matter to UNHRC and tell there that this much of large robbery in dire times is putting people in real torture for food shelter so that is “Human right Violation” and coming under UNHRC preview! They care about these too in the current sitting.
    Can you dress up as Groom a criminal whom the police is searching for and bring to a public stage and get wedded to a woman in witness of a large crowed? Why are these Core Countries trying laundry the criminal by asking them to investigate their own War Crime?

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      Mallaiyuran
      “Why are these Core Countries trying laundry the criminal by asking them to investigate their own War Crime?”

      Because they have realized they were taken for a ride by Tamil Diaspora and TNA.
      Why no more talk about 40,000 Tamils killed by Sri Lanka Armed Forces. Cannot prove. No evidences.

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      If Tamils go it alone Sorry Lanka will be lost.

      Do you know that SL earned massive foreign reserves despite wasting them on war and corruption before 2009 thanks to Tamil refugees sending money to their poor families in SL?

      Such a parasitic nation!

      What Tamils earn can given all Tamils the lifestyle of a high middle income country if they go alone.

      Otherwise wait for the time to repay all Chinese loans borrowed and enjoyed by Sinhalese. Ultimately Tamils will be repaying this too! 🤣

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        Fathima,
        Tamils will not just sit and smoke Ganja like the Sinhala Buddhist Intellectuals, Ministers and Bald Heads are doing, while China holding deed to rob country’s wealth for centuries to come. Tamils will work ways, as soon as they go alone. I am not joking; I am telling this for China’s attentions. First thing will be every Chinese asset in North East without Tamils consent will be nationalized. Rest are according the China’s mood that time to recognize Tamils Eelam and coming forward with Internationally Accepted Trade Practices, not daylight robberies, like it is doing now for Modayas’ Wildlife Sanctuary, SinhaLE Lankawe.

        Chinese companies making fortune on selling in West, Sword Lion Printed Women’s underwears, slippers, car floor mats, door mats…………. (Have you seen a decent men’s T Shirt within those Chinese products?)Communist Denesh is hiding behind women folks to talk to China, but firing at UK & America. It is not Amazon, which doesn’t hold stocks, but there are many retailers are holing these stocks. Unless a UN law come out as those products should not be sold, controlling those is not possible. Local Modayas have no idea of what is on the market and how deep Chinese manufacturers and wholesalers penetrated into that. West failed decades ago controlling Chinese duplicates. They can’t enforce any law beyond limit, like in Covid-19.

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    UNP robbed the country, SLFP robbed the country now SLPP is robbing the country……
    The poor and the middle class are attacking each other and fighting for equal opportunities and rights, human rights , more rights etc etc….

    However the super riche and political masters are working together like kiri pani (milk and honey) in robbing the country.

    In this case MUSLIM / SINHALA BAUDDHA – coorporation at the highest level.

    I am not using suger in my tea – just a splash of milk

    I like to encourage all to try and avoid using suger – good for your health and good for your pocket

    Give the middle finger to the Hora Mudalali and Hora Anduwa

    Why can’t the lesser Sri Lankans like you and me live at peace with each other?

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    An insight to economics, SL style.

    Losses in hedging deals, importing contaminated crude oil from black listed trading companies, f****d by RK, Mehendran, Cabral et al, & now another new kid in town enjoying the gravy train in a grand scale. Slimy Sirisena’s yahapalanaya was bad enough but even with RW’s cronies enriching themselves is peanuts compared to current shindigs.

    There seems to be no end to greed. Reminds me of a story about Alexander the Great. If I remember correctly, it was Alexander the great (his European empire extend up to Egypt & India), who instructed his generals on his deathbed to scatter the pathway to his grave with gold, silver & precious stones he had plundered from his conquests to remind that wealth cannot be taken to the next life (of course, it can still provide a luxury lifestyle for generations to enjoy).

    AKD can protest till the proverbial cows come home but will anyone be held accountable? I don’t think so but my respect for AKD for the exposure. At least there is some opposition & maybe food for thought for the 6m who seem to be still in denial.

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    With all this “Corruption”, “Mismanagement”, “Waste” etc., the greatest “Dishonor”, “Condemnation”, “Despise”, “Rejection” of the “public Perceptions” were very emphatically directed at highly acclaimed and scholarly words in the the “Sinhala” Language, such as “DHARMISTA”, “YAHAPALANA”, “VIYATHMAGA” and presently illuminated “SAUBAGYA: Another noteworthy feature I notice in these “Scholarly” words of the Sinhala Language is mainly used but abused to “Deceive” and “Hoodwink” the very “Majority” population who “Adore” such words. Who uses these words mostly? The “Learned Professionals”, “Scholars”, (e.g. Mahachariya, Achariya, etc.) highly respected class of “Buddhist Priests”. Those words are not used in common parlance (by Appuhamy, Banda, Seelawathie, Josapin Nona) and that is why those above mentioned: “Learned” use those words to “Attract” attention, mesmerize and “Create” veneration for their “Pseudo” professionalism, “Patriotism” (Jathi Alaya) with the “Hidden Agenda” of ascending to power to “LOOT” National Wealth. The proven ventures of that “Hidden Agenda” coated with “Sugar” are the “Open Economy” (Vivurtha Arthikaya) “Yahapalana Bond Scam” and the latest “Saubagye Sugar Robbery”, “Oild Deal” and “West Terminal Deal”.

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    I am finding it hard to understand why the mainstream press has not been able to obtain any comment from Sajaad Mohmmaed Mawzoon. Dr. Shafi was bashed and slashed while Mawzoon and Ashroff Omar (the main sponsors) are summarily spared.

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      That’s a good point.

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      Money and political power talks. People who do not adhere to this will take the same road that Richard de Zoysa, Lasantha and many others took. With a kangaroo court in place run by politicians I don’t think you or I will be willing to make the supreme sacrifice so we cannot expect the mainstream media to put their neck out.

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    The corruption is almost most govnt dept I believe we have out dated system on this digital world,should be privatized these corrupt dept,put them fine and fire,then will have efficiency,and tracing,this like Peliyagoda fish market you import don’t know where it’s going no credible check,we have seen how many unexisting co imports ciggarates etc,
    Whole system is corrupt ,if the customs should have alert the right dept and notify how much cosignments.have arrived give all the details.

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    Rich always make money.

    There is no evidence that the tax reduction was to profit one person. During covid, the govt was trying many things to reduce cost. and maybe someone profited from it. but this guy is responsible for 30% of sugar imports. what about the other 70 %? Who imported that ? inquiring minds want to know.

    Instead of trying to invent scams and bring down the rich maybe, it will help if all Sri Lankans try to make their own money and show some enterprise.

    maybe I am totally off base but , just a simple suggestion.

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      @a14455 – Probably you are some way showing your loyalty to your masters. What you failed to understand is 30% is for the entire country and not for your family which is a huge impact to the economy as a whole.

      The same tactics tried when MR sons want to import luxury cars some years back. These are not isolated incidents rather well planned criminal activities legitimize using the power vested on the president and the legislative body to look legal.

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      @a14455
      reasonable question..
      70 % against 30% .
      Why only talk of the 30% ?
      __________________________

      We have been loosing revenue on a daily basis from everything, EVERY people , all most all government outlets are also not spared, and imports of junk .
      .
      The government must do all it can to buildup our reserves.
      That is all that matters now.
      ===========================

      Good news is, Saudi Arabia’s complete turn around total modernity .

      In future noone will be able to point fingers at Suadi Arabia for Religous extremism,tribalism.or terrorism.

      They are preparing to the world by storm , embracing the futurist world ,with their NEOM city launch with an.investment of 500 billion dollars,.they will be the 1st in the world to do so .

      Sri Lanka must build a good and strong relationship with Saudi Arabia ; now is the time , there will be millions of job demands and business opportunities; if we do not make the move fast,we will be losers.

      Min Sabry , I believe may still have some contacts in the Saudi Foreign ministry circle , if he does he must exploite it for Sri Lanka’s benefit.

      .

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    Only in Sri Lanka people need loads and loads of suger in their tea – try tea without suger – it is realy nice.

    Green tea is also another healthy option.

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      Whimpy Kid

      “Only in Sri Lanka people need loads and loads of suger in their tea – try tea without suger – it is realy nice.”

      It is the only sweet thing they have in their life.
      Like the weeping widow do you want to ban sugar consumption?
      What an uncivilised barbarian you are.

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      “Only in Sri Lanka people need loads and loads of suger in their tea”
      WK, have you ever been to India?
      *
      Sugar in tea is a British habit. Being good colonial subjects we overdo it a little.
      *
      Really, sugar in the tea is needed by labourers for energy. Sugar is also addictive to a point.
      There are many here who take tea without sugar, but with milk as an option.

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    If Sri Lankans say they dint know that they elected crooks then they also have to accept that they are collectively STUPID. If they knew they were electing crooks they got what they asked for.

    After all Sri Lanka is a Buddhist country and you know what it says about suffering and greed. SO LIVE WITH IT.

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      Burt

      “After all Sri Lanka is a Buddhist country and you know what it says about suffering and greed. “

      I didn’t know a country could attach/attribute religion to its very nature just because crooks say so in their own interest.

      Even Clause 11 of the constitution could not protect the country from crooks, wars, pandemics, natural disasters, man made disasters, from politicians, saffron brigades, clans, ………………………….

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    So we are still cursed with these corrupt leaders and their buddies. What a huge fuss about the “Bond Scam”, and now we have the “Sugar Scam” by the very same people who were outraged about the Bond Scam, , and who knows what else is ahead.

    Is the Shangri-La part of a Rajapaksa money laundering project? There are lots of these buildings and hotels owned by Rajapaksa golayas, especially abroad. Why didn’t Ranil investigate with the help of international experts and find where all that money is? Looks like he is complicit in their crimes too. Sri Lankans have been fleeced, no wonder we have no money all the time.

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    Burt,
    Do you think the UNP presidential canditate Sajith Premadasa is not a crook?

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      Whimpy Kid,
      I think there is a case against him for misusing billions from Central Cultural Fund for his election campaign.

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      I don’t think he is.

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    Money worth to vaccinate 25 million of citizenry.

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    CT is too kind, compared to others when it refers the incumbent government as the “Nandasena government” when others describe it as the “Nandaseeni Government”. The whole lot gets caught when the tax at Rs 50 per unit is reduced to Rs 0.25 for a relatively small period and then increased to Rs 50 back again. The reduction, as some point out, is 200 times. That itself shows how unreasonable the action is. It must be noted that the Indian High Commissioner here lodged a protest with both the President and the PM when Adani & Co were denied the Eastern Terminal and now claim it has nothing to do with Adani when it comes to the Western Terminal. Has the “relationship” between India, particularly with Modi and Adani soured a bit after it was so sweet? Can anyone enlighten whether Sajad Mowzoon held position in Shangri-La during the 04/21 carnage and if so, my information is wrong to say that he was chosen for the job to ensure that Shangri-La would not be a target again. In my view, to say the least, all those responsible for this Abracadabra deserve a Singapore style canning in Galle Face.

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    How many MPs sells their vehicle permits it’s not illegal but it’s immoral
    Likewise

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      You may not know that TNA MPs to have been in the “not illegal but it’s immoral” business.

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    Are Adhani Wilmar India and Pyramid Wilmar Sri Lanka , part of the same group ?

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    Let me without getting touched with emotion explain my view. I personally do not think Mawzoon did anything against the law. He only capitalized on other’s blunder’s and that is all. The Government slashed the price of import tax of sugar, but did not impose a control price. so he took advantage of the blunder. He was sharp enough to identify a good opportunity and made use of it.

    So tell me in a court of law whether he could be found guilty. The Attorney General has no grounds to charge him except to laugh at the idiots running the country and feel sorry.

    OK, the argument goes he connived with the President or the top politico to commit a scam. It may be true. But the big but is that such under-the-table exchange has to be proved. That is not an easy thing. so they are just rumours, or made up stories without any evidence available. (even if it is the truth)

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      Blablabla says: “I personally do not think Mawzoon did anything against the law”.

      Perhaps, but it was all contrived, wasn’t it?

      He “only” capitalised on the sudden reduction in sugar import tax. But, why was the tax reduced? Has the tax remained at LKR0.25 per kg, or has it been reinstated to LKR50/kg? Why was Mawzoon given this privilege? A friend of Hitler remains a friend, even if he bears a muslim name, no?

      Did Cardboard Professor Jayasumana and the thuggish Athana Methana Kothana Rathana make a fuss?

      I guess some muslims are more equal than others. After all, 16 billion smackers can buy Mawzoom a few more Shangri La-s.

      Despicable, racist, ethno-religious policies are only for the masses. Mawzoom, Alibaba Sabri and the like get to enjoy their perks scot free.

      With my most sincere apologies to normal honest people of the Islamic faith (and all other faiths).

      Poor Shafi. Poor Shani. Poor Ranjan. Poor Hijaz.
      Poor Thajudeen. Poor Ekneligoda. Poor Lasantha.

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        Easton,
        Blabla may be correct. As in the case of the famous Bond scam, no laws were broken. It is not a crime to make money. What should be investigated is who provided opportunities, and why. It’s also interesting that the Sirasa group is pushing it, as it did the bond scam.
        But Nandasena is not Ranil. Should we expect an inexplicable explosion at Sirasa? Will Killi Maharaja disappear?

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    Nandaseeni Gota uses Muslim businessmen to amass big bucks and use the Muslims against Sinhalese to win elections. All these wangu money will be already deposited in his hora accounts in Seychelles, Dubai and elsewhere, Nandaseeni is batting like sanath jayasuriya while already making plans to retire and put his feet up and soon be laughing at all the dumb asses who voted for him.
    Enjoy the seenisambol made by the Rajapakse brothers and co.

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    Regarding the above article,
    I want to remain Nuetral and ask the Entire Sri Lankan population one SINGLE SIMPLE Question ..

    I am only asking to be informed , becoz I honestly do not have any credible information regarding the entire allegations.

    Can anyone produce me here proof of The President or any official granting this businessman in question, that only he was permitted exclusive monopoly on the import tax relief privelege?

    If not , and If the reduction was available for all and if it was open to all and if others did not use it , it’s their fault for the their missed opportunity, businessman must crab opportunities if they have the means .

    If it was open to all citizens in import of Sugar business and they missed the opportunity, it’s sour grapes .

    If that was the case , this Guy is a brilliant businessman , he stays awake
    =========
    Hope someone ; even if it’s from the government sources can enighthen me ,, I will appreciate it ,

    Was This an exclusive privilege of monopoly only Permited for Mowsoom or was it open for all citizens ?
    Awaiting for the answer
    Thank you

    ,,esp note;;;,
    Selling at a regular price the sugar to.government outlets or else is irrelevant, did not other importers too import and sell at the same price ?

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      My elders tell me that Mauzoom was told: “umba gennapang, mama balaagannang”…. and order was shipped and on its way to Colombo. Three days after the reduction, it landed at the port, to be cleared at the preferential rate of import duty.

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    “At the centre of the Sugar Scandal is Sajaad Mohmmaed Mawzoon, the proprietor of Shangri-La Hotels.”
    My mind works overtime when I see things like this, especially to the direction of the suicide bomb attack at the Shangri-la Hotel.
    So, Gotabhaya’s buddy, Mawzoon is the proprietor of the Shangri-la Hotel! Seriously?
    Many people accused Gotabhya of selling the Army HQ land for “peanuts”. That means, he sold this incredibly valuable land to his buddy, Mawzoon or to a “proxy company”.
    A few years ago, when questioned what he did with the money earned from this sale, Gotabhaya stated that he built the Defence-complex at Akurugoda. Later, it was revealed that he had offered the million rupee architectural consultation services of the complex to a family friend, without even signing an agreement.

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    I began writing this before any comments on this article began, then submitted something more general since I found that two comments had come in. Let me now pit this on:
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    Are we consuming so much (imported) sugar as to make these figures possible? I’m hoping that other readers will point out the errors in my reasoning, but don’t bother to read carefully!
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    I used to consume only brown sugar, which I have noticed, in March 2021, priced at around Rs 155/= (packeted) at my local supermarket. In mid-2020, I had seen a nephrologist who told me that because of my kidneys I should cut down on the intake of potassium. Internet websites advised me to use white sugar and white rice, so although I still have some brown sugar purchased with difficulty during the March 2020 COVID lockdown, it is white sugar that I take now, and I do remember the supermarket allowing me to purchase one kilo only of white sugar @ Rs 85/= a few months back.

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    PART TWO
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    Sugar will keep indefinitely if stored properly – no moisture should get in. Now, if mountains of sugar were imported, where is it being stored now? How is Sajaad Mohmmaed Mawzoon going to finally dispose of this sugar, even if he got it at Rs 49.75 cheaper than he should have?
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    Given some of the substantiation details that appear above, I know that this cannot be nonsense, and I must be missing some important details. Also, this sugar scam has been talked about a lot. Is that because of what’s happening in Geneva?
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    A lot of what I have written here looks crazy even to me. Please focus only on what is in bold.
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    I can only surmise that this entire story is in some strange way connected to the importer being a Muslim.
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    Our major problems remain a lack of openness and the continuation of the government policy of clouding every issue by rousing anti-minority hatred. The Sinhalese have always been ever-willing to ascribe evil intentions to Muslims. The great need is for openness, tolerance and “impartial investigation”. Our people are so easily misled by media headlines.

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