24 September, 2018

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Tiran Alles Remanded Over RADA Fraud, Emil Kanthan Evades

The Colombo High Court today remanded former Parliamentarian Tiran Alles till November 10 for allegedly misappropriating public funds worth Rs. 125 million.

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Tiran

Alles, and two others including Saliya Wickremasuriya and Jayantha Samarasinghe were remanded for allegedly committing financial fraud at the Reconstruction and Development Agency (RADA) in 2006, where Alles was Chairman. The fourth accused, ex-LTTEer Emil Kanthan however is evading courts and had not been present at courts during today’s hearing.

Wickremasuriya was the Chief Operating Officer of RADA, while Samarasinghe was an accountant at the organisation. RADA under the Chairmanship of Alles is alleged to have obtained Rs. 645 million from the Treasury to build houses for tsunami victims. However no houses were constructed.

In 2015, the Police confirmed that the funds collected by the organization were credited to Oomps textiles Ltd. – a fake company formed by three individuals identified as Shanthi Kumar, Gajan Kumar and their mother Anandi Shanthi Kumar. The Court was informed that through this company and two other bogus companies, a total of Rs. 125 million has been misappropriated. It was also mentioned that the State funds paid to Oomps Textiles Ltd. had been taken over by Alles and former LTTE-er Emil Kanthan.

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    Stealing from the poor, the sick, the old & even the war-ravaged.

    How low can you get?

    Scumbags! Have you no soul? What so ever?

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      The Colombo High Court

      RE: Tiran Alles Remanded Over RADA Fraud, Emil Kanthan Evades

      “The Colombo High Court today remanded former Parliamentarian Tiran Alles till November 10 for allegedly misappropriating public funds worth Rs. 125 million.”

      “Tiran Alles, and two others including Saliya Wickremasuriya and Jayantha Samarasinghe were remanded for allegedly committing financial fraud at the Reconstruction and Development Agency (RADA) in 2006, where Alles was Chairman.”

      No surprise here. You will will most of the crooks and killers in the former parliament or the current parliament.

      Right now the Ttaitor”President” Gon Sirisena Gamarala, who misled the voters on “Good Governance” s staking bribes from the stolen loot hoarded nt the Rajapaksas and their cronies, to protect them, the “Santhosam”,for their crimes and killings.

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      Life imprisonment is too good for these fellows

    • 1
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      A Modern day Saradiel.

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      Ben
      This is the third world and what do you expect?

    • 0
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      So what happened to his claims Rajafucksa bribed LTTE to win the election?

      Are they any credible?

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    The “Lawyers” appearing for these accused have pleaded for “Bail” on “Special Circumstances” because they are charged under Public Property Law that does not permit release on bail. Those “Special Circumstances” are to be spelled out to courts on the next hearing. These courts have already set “Special Rules” in granting Bail to many of those charged criminally in “Mega Fraud and Corruption” cases, viz. “Medical Treatment”; “Attend Conferences”; “Pilgrimages” etc. So in this case yet another “Special Circumstance” will be established that is not available to Simon Appuhamy or Sooty Banda.

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    So this is the rogue who is running a newspaper and maligning all those he disliked.

    At first Tiran Alles sought sanctuary with Sarath Fonseka. What happened to Fonseka’s money collected for the election campaign?

    A mobile phone company in Colombo gave Alles the exclusive rights to sell
    phones and connections in the North. He raked in billions. Did he pay tax?
    No, there is a large sum outstanding.

    This wheeler dealer has the support of those not in the opposition alone. He
    also has friends like Ranil Wickremesinghe and Mangala Samaraweera who helped him to travel to Singapore. Talk of protecting rogues!!

    Hats off to Champika Ranawaka for exposing this corrupt owl who pretends to
    be an angel.

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    Alles is a Royalist and DS Senanayake product of his famous educator father. His mother was a teacher at Royal in handcrafts etc. Why did he become so corrupt?

    • 8
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      It is a myth that Children of good parents are not criminals. Now I know the so called elites may have a good PR but we find that most of them committed the worst crimes in history. All most all our politicians took bribes and were corrupt irrespective of their parentage. These so called walawe hamus talk very nicely to their class, but to the others they use the most foul language. There were murders committed during the election time by the so called children of noble respectable parents.

  • 9
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    AT LAST WHAT A RELIEF. THAT BUGGER MANGALA DID EVERYTHING TO SAFEGUARD TIRAN AND THE GANG.

  • 13
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    What next Helping Hambantota Tsunami Fraud.

  • 12
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    Tiran Alles stole the funds meant to rebuild houses for the Tsunami victims!

    How can anyone stoop to such low levels?

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      This is what going for nearly seven decades. The post independence Srilanka created war to create Kings and Queens and palaces for Kings and queens and roofless huts for Banda, Kandiah & Muththafa. Finally Banda, Kandiah and Musthaffa became enemies to each other and gave their lives to create Kings and Queens with palaces.

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    Good. Hope all these cronies rot in a remand cell but the most likely outcome would be the case being thrown out due to lack of evidence. There are always political VIPs to look after their own kind irrespective of political differences & a corrupt judicial system. Until then, there is a paying ward in hospitals till set free on bail.

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    Do not have too high expectations folks! Soon it will be Merchants Ward and then bail for this corrupt monster.That will be followed by an application to go abroad for either medical or religious purposes.That is our Sti LANKA of today by courtesy of Yahapalanaya!!!!Cases against Gota,Sajin,Gamini Senerath, Lalith Weeratunge,Cabral,Namal among many others have taken this route.Mahinda Rajafucksa must be having a good laugh through his back side too!!!

  • 3
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    The former president visits Tiran and says the fraud is not as big as the Central Bank bond scam!!!

  • 1
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    There is a very queer state of affairs in this government.

    • 0
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      Because when you sleep with dogs one wake up with fleas.

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    His Lawyer states that Tiran Alles is having heart problems and needs close supervision and medical attention. The prosecution has sought independent opinion and that will be available in courts on 10th. I wonder whether as the case proceeds, this Alles would opt to be a “Government Witness” and tell where this money given to RDA went. We know not a single house was built with that money; but he, Alles can reveal how that money was given in solid cash form to the other accused, now absconding arrest, Emil Kanthan, the owner of the company that was entrusted to do the construction. He,Mr Alles could also tell courts, “WHO” handed over that money in a “suitcase” to this Emil Kanthan in his presence. Hope AG, the Prosecution will elicit that information and make Alles and all others accomplices in “Robbing” these PUBLIC FUNDS.

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    Tiran’s father, the famous Principal, before he became the Principal of DSSMV was just an ordinary carpentry teacher at Royal. How did Tiran get all these monies to start up a newspaper publishing house. He is fit enough to steal, but unfit to stay in remand. He and Gammanpila are in the same both as local high profile robbers.

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    Douglas.

    I do not see any difference between Tiran Alles and the LTTE. When the Donors,send the funds for the Tsunami victims both Tiran Alles and the LTTE are pursuing their own agenda!

  • 0
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    We must investigate the airport attack to see who benefited other than the separatist terrorists? Must find out who was in charge of the airport that allowed communication equipment to be sent to the terrorists and who gave taxi rides to the terrorists to escape to Minvangoda,though one such person already killed by the very terrorists. By the way one should never share a bed with known terrorist as they will one day bite back as what happened to former Prez is a reminder.

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    Plato: You said a “volume” in a few words that could never have been said by me. Perhaps, you would have seen a “Video” that was available in social media, this ex MP explaining how a very “Powerful Minister” of MR’s regime handed over this money to Emil Kanthan who “formed” a construction company,(overnight) and received that money to be given to LTTE. Those were the “Ministers” and {Presidents” who claim to be “War Heroes” and our 98.5% literacy rated voters want them back. Please remember this RADA was directly under the ex President Mr. Mahinda Rajapakse and his own brother, another ex powerful Minister, Mr. Basil Rajapakse was the “Negotiator” in this whole deal. Interestingly, NOT A SINGLE house was built for those TSUNAMI VICTIMS in the North and East.

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    What happened to the balance Rs 520 million (Rs645-125)? It was claimed Emil Kanthan was given Rs.500 million to be given to LTTE. To do so Emil Kanthan set up 2 o3 bogus companies with bogus addresses in Vavuniya. The companies were never registered except one with bogus address. Occasionally news appeared that Emil Kanthan is going to surrender to the courts through his lawyers. This never happened thus far. The former president Mahinda Rajapaksa has a hand in this dubious transaction. He should be investigated.

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