16 May, 2022

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‘Udith’ Syphoning Off Mahinda’s Funds: Irony Of Stealing From Robber Barons!

By Mohamed Harees –

Lukman Harees

“Instead of politicians, let the monkeys govern the countries; at least they will steal only the bananas!” ― Turkish Playwright and Thinker Mehmet Murat Ildan

The mass and the social media have been buzzing with the news that a close aide of Mahinda Rajapaksa has been accused of stealing from his bank account. According to reports, the close aide, named by the media as Udith Lokubandara, had allegedly used an ATM card linked to the bank account and stole millions, perhaps to the tune of 35 million as per media reports. The crime was said to have been committed over the past several years when Uditha served in Mahinda’s office both when he was the President and later when he was the Prime Minister. The money in the account had reportedly included part of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s salary when he was President.

The humour lies in the fact that according to sources close to Mahinda, it is unlikely that PM will pursue legal action against his once trusted Private Secretary for embezzling money from his private account although it involved large sums, as the latter had ‘promised to return the money’. A recent cartoon in a Daily pointed out that the Media appears to be only showing this ‘minor’ theft while conveniently ignoring the fact that the millions in this account which even Mahinda has forgotten to check were pickpocketed off the public pockets. However, his son Namal did not know that such a syphoning has taken place; just like he did not know about Mahinda’s surgery!

Stealing from a thief may be considered ironic, although some may simply call it karma. There is a difference between an Ordinary Thief (OT) & a Political Thief (PT). The OT steals our money, bag, watch, gold chain etc, whereas the PT steals our future, career, education, health & business etc. The hilarious part is that the OT will choose whom to rob. But, we ourselves choose the PT to rob us. And then the most ironic one is that the Police will chase and nab the OT, but they will look after and protect the PT. Political thievery is legal and thievery for ordinary survival isn’t. That’s the travesty cum irony of our current society and, we blindly say we are not blind and even defend those robber barons in highest seats of office. Don’t we? Thomas Love Peacock, the English novelist, poet, and official of the East India Company of 19th century once asked, “Is ours a government of the people, by the people, for the people, or a kakistocracy [his own coining for a state or country run by the worst, least qualified, or most unscrupulous citizens] rather, for the benefit of knaves at the cost of fools?”

Sri Lanka is presently in an ‘Age of Robber Barons’. Sri Lanka is today a country in social crisis where every institution including policing, judiciary, health, education, administration, are corrupted and dysfunction .It is an open secret that Sri Lanka is being run by a ‘Ring of Thieves’ that is bleeding the country’s coffers dry and embezzling billions of rupees in kickbacks while citizens are killing themselves unable to repay predatory loans. This vicious gang of ‘the proverbial Alibaba and 40’ thieves which the public openly say is being led by the Rajapakse dynasty, has made a profession and a livelihood out of fraud, corruption and misuse of state funds. There is nothing that is not stolen in this enchanted island.  Various scandals are still remaining unsolved- Central Bank, Avant Garde, Sugar, Oil, Gas Cylinder, Covid Vaccine are some of them. The sources of corrupt funds used to keep the Rajapaksas and their cronies in luxury comfort, are by and large unknown apart from mysterious windfalls like Daisy Aachchi. Lavish lifestyles of the Rajapaksa family have been very much contrasting to the underprivileged conditions of the greater part of the population, due to the spiralling cost of living. The Yahapalana ruling gang who were given a mandate to punish the corrupt and but failed miserably to fulfill that task led to the people punishing them at the 2019 and 2020 elections, voting back the earlier corrupt set of political thieves.

The issue of Corruption is not new to Sri Lanka; in fact, it has been sweeping into the body politics and unreservedly grabbed a fair portion of Independence; and continues to do so. However, allegations of corruption, scandals and scams running into Billions that have been levelled against successive Governments in the Post war period far superseded than the previous ones. In fact, Bribery Commissioners did not want to impartially investigate cases concerning the allegations of corruption of Parliamentarians. Today, those who make indictments against the men in power alleging corruption are the ones who were equally corrupt or more corrupt when they were in power. Some corrupt politicians of the past who have turned into ‘good thieves’ have all the liberty to enjoy an unhindered political life. Meanwhile, this is a really tough time for ‘bad thieves’. Had those thieves joined the ruling party, they would have been cleansed like those who were wise enough to do so. It is a shame that many of those who voted them to power still chose to defend their masters who are living on ill-gotten wealth, syphoned off the public purse.

Unfortunately, every government in the past has used the distinction between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ thieves to dislodge political opposition. There was talk during Yahapalana rule, of Sri Lankan investigators having located more than $2bn that was secretly transferred to accounts in Dubai by figures close to the administration of former regime of Mahinda. With absolute power at their disposal, they yielded to such temptations. Nothing however was done to punish the robbers. Today a good percentage of politicians of both the big parties are corrupt to the core. The present Government has got into dire financial straits due to the robbery and plunder of state property by the politicians, and their Cronies and Acolytes who have been handling the economy.  Extensive financial scandals running into Billions are being seen at high echelons while the political authority turns a blind-eye, or more unsurprisingly, aiding and abetting them, while the public are suffering under dire economic conditions.

JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake in early 2021 listed out in Parliament, the corrupt acts committed by the Ring of Thieves and noted no one was held responsible for the losses incurred by the state. 01. Rs. 23 Billion loss to the Employees Provident Fund from 2008 to 2012. 02. Rs. 11 Billion loss from Bond Transactions from 2007 to 2015. 03. Rs. 80 Billion loss from the Hedging Deal. 04. USD 52 Million loss from investing in Greek Bonds when the Greek economy was falling apart. 05. Avant Garde taking over the Maritime Security operations conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy. The Sri Lanka Navy said it generated Rs. 08 billion in revenue before the operations were given to Avant-Garde. 06. Ex-CEO of SriLankan Airlines Kapila Chandrasena and his wife for their alleged links to a $ 2 million bribe in the SriLankan Airlines re-fleeting deal. 07. USD 6.5 Million payment for a CIA agent by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. 08. New York Times reported that two companies, China Harbour & China Merchants, had made payments to Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Anura Kumara Dissanayake said even before the New York Times reported about it, it was the JVP that exposed how money was moved to the accounts of one Pushpa Rajapaksa.

He also noted that the government that succeeded the Rajapaksa administration was also involved in fraud and corruption. 01. Rs. 11 Billion loss from the 01st Central Bank Treasury Bond Scam. 02. 546 Land Cruiser SUVs were released for a fine of mere Rs. 16 Million from Sri Lanka Customs. 03. Million swindled when importing dairy heifers to Sri Lanka. 04. Rs. 04 Billion loss at the Paddy Marketing Board. 05. Millions misappropriated at the Central Cultural Fund and the National Housing Development Authority.

There is no doubt that corruption has been endemic to all governments in the past. Despite some serious moves to curb the corruption, the problem has grown over time. The only answer to this political dilemma lies in the fact that all anti-corruption measures were politically-motivated and used selectively either to dismantle political opposition or dislodge governments. The partisan role of governments in dealing with corruption has always caused serious damage to the political process and the institutionalisation of democracy. Nothing came out of a probe ordered by Gotabhaya, when their cousin Nirupama Rajapaksa, and her husband Thirukumar Nadesan, were named in the recent International Consortium of Investigative Journalists’ (ICIJ) “Pandora Papers” files leak. In 2016, when Basil Rajapaksa was accused of using public funds to build a villa in Malwana, Nadesan was also charged with embezzlement in connection with the incident.

Since the advent of mankind, bribery and corruption have existed everywhere on the Earth and in many different forms, but they inflict the worst damage on poorer countries like Sri Lanka by exacerbating poverty. And in the words of the African Commission, good governance holds the key, because unless there are improvements in capacity, accountability and reducing corruption, other reforms would only have a limited impact. History shows that while accountability of the affluent and the mighty in poor countries is a rarity, it is a continuous feature in the developed nations, where political scams too occur but are not as rampant as in poor nations. Continuous accountability in developed nations hence prevents the menace from adversely affecting the under-privileged classes of the society.

Corruption is a deep-rooted problem that Sri Lanka needs to overcome as it leaves the past behind, with the country being poised to become a ‘super connector’, thanks to its strategic location in Asia. Unfortunately, only China, India and few Western nations are exploiting this geographical advantage to their benefit. As lawyer and blogger Baratha Tennakoon says, law as it presently stands, has all the necessary provisions to tackle political corruption and thievery happening in Sri Lanka at the highest echelons of power. One such provision is the need for all those seeking public office from the President downwards to declare their assets and liabilities, which is today being observed in the breach. Despite all these deterrents, checks and balances available in law books, men calling shots in the upper echelons of power have continued to find ways to earn filthy money without taking the consequences into account. Most politicians and their stooges have been let go unpunished by the courts – Nissanka Senadhipathi, Johnston Fernando, Basil Rajapaksa, Mahinda’s sons as well as Wimal Weerawansa were some blatant examples. Society has a question: Why doesn’t the government put anybody behind bars?”. As it is said “What is it about the government and its agents and employees that they can lie to us with impunity, but we risk being sent to jail if we lie to them?” Isn’t impunity in crisis proportions in Sri Lanka? “.

There needs to be more public activism in questioning and challenging this blatant political corruption at higher levels and impunity. A former Director General of the Institute of National Security Studies Abeyagoonasekera sees great potential in engaging a new generation to drive this change, as over a fifth of the population are aged 15 to 29. The challenge, he says, is that young people are not willing to go into government because they are disillusioned with it, and prefer to work with the private sector. “Rather than actively engaging, they become critics. This needs to change – we need more qualified youngsters in politics.” The Elections Commission and anti-corruption bodies also remain important and independent for promoting transparency, and sanctions remain a live option to stymie individuals and their families who violate human rights and thrive on corruption. As Mehmet Murat ildan says A country ruled by criminals needs two revolutions, one small and one big: The small revolution is to overthrow the criminal government, the big revolution is to radically undo the damage these criminals have inflicted on the country- and to change the mindset of those who elect them to office’ (bold mine).

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  • 17
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    Thanks, Lukman Harees, for naming so many names.
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    In your eighth paragraph, you have listed the huge thefts that Anura Kumara Dissanayake had revealed; the Rs 35 million stolen by Udith Loku Bandara pales into insignificance in comparison. Wikipedia gives a much higher amount:
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udith_Lokubandara
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    Yet, that would be a wrong comparison. Even for “middle-class” citizens like me, it is a huge sum; what would it be like to the peasants who cast votes for this man, and his father before him?
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    It is sometimes difficult to prove a case; where it can be proved, we must do what we can to correct and punish.
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    I live within the Bandarawela Municipal Council; more than three kilometers from the city centre. There now are two carpeted roads to take me into the city centre. Go along either road, I must necessarily cut across the Haputale Pradeshiya Sabha. How has that happened, and why? Why does nobody bother to correct what may seem to readers only an anomaly?
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    It is much more than that. I shall explain tomorrow with maps. as Lukman says, we must “change the mindset of those who elect” these people.
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    Panini Edirisinhe

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    This Udith guy has been with Mahinda Mafia boss for the last 6 years or longer.

    His Guru to stealing the kind of huge sums should be coming from his boss. You guys may remind the ” fair tale of that two parrots – good parrot and bad parrot”.

    My million dollar question is why not srilanken main stream media is silent on this theft so as PANDORA investigations of that bitch- a niece of Mafia boss.
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    Anyways, Udith ‘s theft revealed a lot about money handlings of Mafia boss going back to 2005-2022 (17 years).
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9ry55t_oAo

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      LM, Udith’s theft may be a well planned project to reduce the amount that needs karmic justice, now knowing that money itself cannot be taken to the other side as the time draws near. Sad.

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        DTG,
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        As we know – if you tell a lie you have to tell a multiple set of lies to cover it from others.
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        Now all is revealed but NO BIG CRITICISMs in srilanken society yet on the huge losses being made by Rajapkshes ?
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        All what SLPP and their constituent parties have been facing up today is that. No astrologists, but we predicted the consequences if MaRa would be back. His prevarications came through his MUSTASHE covered stealing lips misled the nation.
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        I sometimes question myself, how stujpidier the people should have to fall, in order to get caught by THE EASY tricks played on them by ” very low level arguments” made to them publicly ? I think it is the BUDDHAGAMA mentality made our masses enteral fools.
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        To me, if I would intentionally behave against ethics and morals, I become nervous. SO is the case for many of the REAL GOOD SOULS of CT commenters. But so called politicians, that behave like ones being found cadava rests in a forest, would not respect anyone.
        :

  • 24
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    If MR was a Mob boss , do you think he would have gone to the police ?

    What you say is correct Mr Harees, but corruption is not only on one- side. As long as we blame only one side , we will have only half the picture

    The Yahapalanaya, with MS, Ranil, Ravi ,Daya, Kiriella, Maropane, Vajira were also making big money. That is why the people threw them out with contempt, UNP not getting a single seat.

    But see what happened , Ranil remains leader of UNP and has even come back to parliament to talk big ! Their ( Ranil and UNP) corruption is more deep and hidden.

    This is a cursed country.

    Long before they rob, they muddle up the picture, distance themselves from the scene, so that the evidence is not clear.

    Consider, even before Mahendran was appointed Governor of the Central Bank, his son in law, Aloysius stepped down from Chairmanship of perpetual ? Why ? It was obvious to the master mind that there is going to be a terrible conflict of interest and therefore the stupid Sri Lankans must be misled !

    For the first time in our history ,the Central Bank was brought under Ranil the prime minister and not under the Finance Minister as usual !

    Ranil/Mahendran were ready to play.

    Both sides are crooks. Every five years we can pick our team

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      Leaving all aside,
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      was there an independent police commission under good governance govt ?
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      “The Yahapalanaya, with MS, Ranil, Ravi ,Daya, Kiriella, Maropane, Vajira were also making big money. That is why the people threw them out with contempt, UNP not getting a single seat.”

      Similarly you and the like repeat ” As long as we blame only one side , we will have only half the picture”
      That should be valid to previous govt too. Who stood on their way ?
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      MaRa thought that ” coming colour no good” if independent police commission continued in this country, all what they want was to grab power by hook or by crook in order to get rid of their ON GOING CRIME investigations.
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      Have they achived it as of today ?
      Yes
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      All the high criminals and thier investigations are blocked …incl GAMPAHA palace which was then clear to even little ones that it was a built of CURRENT FINANCE Minster and his loot.
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      With everything being clear to the nation, people GAVE them a chance because GOTA was dressed in a ” cloak” which was not at all appropriate to him, but to a man with some some education AND vision for a better country.
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      Gota s situation is similar to that of a ” post turtle ” which is being used in political campaigns in the US.
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      Deepthi, “………That is why the people threw them out with contempt, UNP not getting a single seat….”

      I do not agree to that. Because that so called ‘people’ never vote out any government for robbing the coffers. How come Rajapaksa gang comes back in 2019/20 with 6.9m votes then? Mahinda started robbing 840 million of Tsunami funds way back in 2004!! And it was well published, UNP filed a case too but Sarath Silva made a deal with Mahinda and threw it away! So people did not know about the bond scam that was started by Rajapaksa gang after 2010 landslide after which they were almost worshiped as kings in this silly lanka?? Cabraal was the one who facilitated that in 2010 plus bought bankrupted Greek bonds for billions of $$$ which are not worth the ink it is printed on today!! Compared to the size of Rajapaksa heist, Ranil and the UNP are minuscules! Morale of the story: almost all the population do not care which party robs, but which party is capable of passing it on the other side.

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        Jir/
        .no matter mlechcha media makes news for the political survival of the murderers family/ people don’t seem to care little yet today/ ?.
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        Nobody but Derana TV/ Hiru TV plant news for no reasons but fooling the nation/ whole lot of people s comments show that they are like slaves☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹yet today

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    I hope all those Rajapaksa bum suckers are reading the above article.
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    Perhaps we can pay back China’s loans if we can get the Rajapaksa family to cough out the stolen billions.
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    I think we have to act now, while they are still in the country and are still busy mopping up what ever is left.
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    Do we continue to suffer in silence or do we catch them and force them to refund us the stolen loot. Who knows maybe there is much more than what is mentioned in the list.
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    I didn’t see the Tsunami loot mentioned anywhere, neither did I see any mention of the gold robbed from the Tamil people in 2009.
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    What about all the kick-backs collected by Namal? Basil’s 10% over the years must be big bucks too.
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    I say round them all up and use all means necessary to get back all our money, yes every penny.
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    Use the technicality of bribery to cancel all china dealings while we are at it. Yes if we can prove china bribed their way and corrupted our leaders we should be free from any commitments to them.

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      This is interesting
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      https://youtu.be/2yfP9MF6BhQ
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      opposition parties must start taking positive action, instead of camouflaging behind words.
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      The next step is clear like I have mentioned above

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      HT/
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      “””Perhaps we can pay back China’s loans if we can get the Rajapaksa family to cough out the stolen billions””.
      ..
      .u are spot on.
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      No estimation s can be made the size
      of MARA s loot/ but srilanken justice systems pay the blind eye/ how long would they stay as such? .
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      Elephant is in the room, nobody even mentions about/ I think people’s angers ll not leave them in peace anymore/
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      such a turmoil of 89 style/ is in in making/ inevitable
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      ☹☹☹☹🐃🐃🐃🐃🐃🐃🐃🐃

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      This is retribution from the last Thriupathy trip. Let us watch.

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        Pn/
        .how MAR was seen on swarnawahini news y day? I thought the bugger is being created in ICU?
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        No other channels displayed that news/ see how mlechcha media under the bunch of a family rule?

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          .how MARA was seen on swarnawahini news y day? I thought the bugger is being treated in ICU?
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          No other channels displayed that news/ see how mlechcha media under the bunch of a family rule?

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    LH, You say age of robber barons and hence the stealing. Others suggest karmic justice. We become what our eyes behold and worship. The bo tree is not normal tree but is a parasite. It cannot produce another sapling by it self except by being parasitic on another tree and drawing on it to continue until it is able to live on its own. Then it can not produce another sapling.

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      DTG,
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      I wonder why PEOPLE would not raise the question, why Rajapkshes should always be treated with IMPUNITY ?
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      Why do the LAWYER community and those judges appointed to courts tend to be that indifferent – with all hidden information coming to light these days ? In a civilized country, lawyers and other professionals would go on protests asking the bugger et al to go out of people s sights.
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      Just imagine, how ENGLISH parliament behaves today … agains their premier to have held GARDEN parties at th etime, a country wide LOCK DOWN was announced to its people in May 2020.

      Civilized nations dont seem to leave even little room, their leaders to make huge mistakes, because that can then become the wrong example settings to its people.

  • 12
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    People need to understand even if Loku took Billions or even Trillions can MR or Mafia family reveal that to the public ?? Answer is NO, because the obvious question will be , how to account the huge amount in that particular account??? For the same reason MR will not go after Loku to avoid revealing his bank accounts/details, which may show who the bigger thief is ???. Stating it was a mere MR’s salary account which MR dosent even remember holding ??? (comedy times , a guy not remembering having an account, that too his salary account ) makes it more digestible to people who are familiar with accounting. This is just like in a Kollywood anticlimax where a small thief (OT) outsmarts and checkmates much bigger one (PT). What is pathetic here is the 6.9 million who elected knowingly, ” the mother of all thieves”. Namal denying both the theft and the surgery clearly indicates
    who the real thief is. Sorry and Silly Lanka.

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      Oh so sorry not to add DAN SEPADA ??????? to my above comment. Enjoy retards.

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      Mahinda saw lot of money in his bank account and knew tax office of Sri Lanka will ask him to pay most of this money as taxes. So He ask Udith you quietly remove this money from my account so I can tell them that money was stolen.

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        Jack.

        Mara is that talented / slaves would take another 2 decades to see it right for sure☹☹☹☹

  • 11
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    I guess this is what Sir Fail promised as building a virtuous, moral, lawful nation . Just a suggestion what about Loku for next PM, Minister or even President , definitely smarter than Namal and can’t be that bad as those we had until now.

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      Chiv,
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      no matter even if people would fall dead on the street, SRILANKEN media would not stop singing the song in favour of the mafia family.
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      So failure lies where ?

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      Chiv,
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      Mubarak, another highly corrupted leader of Egypt – was being treated in clinics shortly before he was charged for his deliberate crimes, but it is n Egypt.
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      God punished SRILANKA would not allow its press to do the same with Medamulana greedy man, though all is now exposed how the bugger et at to have wasted the state funds from 2005.
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      With all being exposed, SRLANKEN press is stand still yet today not attacking the man et al publicly….. why ? the myth that the bugger et al saved the nation is injected in the gullible mindset through MEDIA mafia.
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      I hav eno doubt, MaRa s last days would be like ” hell of all – ” no doubt, people will chase and beat Namal Baby and all in that family soon, our eyes will enjoy it for sure.
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      But we could achieve a lot if the nATION used their brains. However, culture is made to emulate the other …. so that the harvest is reaped by STUPID POLITICAL CROOK.
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      Yesterday, I spoke to one of my friends in SL, he lived only in SL, but he worked hard for his living from the day one, but his thoughts were, to see Rajakashes be punished by every means to the manner DOMINO effect would work on something.

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    From time to time we read articles highlighting the rampant corruption in Sri Lanka, with the relevant statistics and dates. Every five years or so, elections are held, and the “thieving baton” is exchanged between two sets of parasitic political groups. I believe China is a one party state where the CCP dictates what happens there. China has risen to the top position in world economics and millions of Chinese who were earlier in abject poverty now enjoy a much better life. SL with its pseudo-democracy merely paves the way for thievery and maintains the system which rewards criminals if they are big enough and with the right connections. I would like to imagine what would happen to the few thousand parasites that cling to these two parties in SL if they happened to do the same things in China. Tianamen Square would be great place to ensure summary justice for the parasites although a lot of mopping up would be needed afterwards.

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      Dear LP,
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      “I would like to imagine what would happen to the few thousand parasites that cling to these two parties in SL if they happened to do the same things in China”

      I think it is not “the few thousand parasites”. I think whole lot of henchmen in regional levels are highly corrupted.

      Just talk to your cricles in th ecountry, that will give you th ecorrect numbers. I think almost over 80 % of our people are highly corrupted. Their mind set is made to be corrupted from the kindergarten level.

      Not long ago, i have got to know DAAD post graduate students in Europe. After talking to them, I thought, when would they ever change their mindset. They behave no different to their undergraduate levels at local universities (some of them attacked to their fellow team members in front of the eyes of the foreigners- cultured corruption mentality is the root cause)
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        Dear LM,
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        Just a hurried note to give you this shocking snippet:
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        https://www.newsfirst.lk/2022/01/31/we-purchased-weapons-from-north-korea-using-black-market-dollars-minister-basil-r/
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        such things are easy to give, but adding to what I said in my first comment about boundary allocations will take hours of organising the material.
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        I hope that the moderators will be kinder than they have been recently!
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        Panini Edirisinhe

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          Thank you beloved SM.

          “-We purchased weapons from North Korea using Black Market Dollars’ – Minister Basil R”

          This public statement would be more than enough ENTIRE WESTERN WORLD to corner srilanka: So are our politicians of the day – Lads of the day are right saying, that there were condoms in the markets, or DA Rajapakshe was encouraged to use them, things would have turned out to be better for this country.
          :
          I have no doubt BR has not the least edcuational qualifications to be a politician in a country but in our hell made by his brother.
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          This reminds me instantly – R Premadas in early 90ties made it loud through srilanken broadcasts ” JVPrs killed my men and why not I counter attack them ?”.

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          Dear SM,
          …we-purchased-weapons-from-north-korea-using-black-market-dollars-minister-basil-r/….
          This is an admission that they indulged in money laundering. Totally illegal as per SL Law. Should not the AG/Police take action. But then in SL One Country one law for you, all R.s are Nidhos, as today Basil is off another case – printing calendars.

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            My view @

            The kind of stupid public statements will have its repercussions in the months to come/ this is beyond bearing 😉😉😉😉😉😉😉

  • 16
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    I don’t understand why Rajapaksa family is doing everything in secret? No body now talking about MR’s visit to Thrirupathy, GRs visit to Singapore and USA, BR’s visits to USA and India, MR’s surgery at Colombo, Visit of UK doctor to Colombo? People have also forgotten the murder of Lasantha, murder of Rugby player, MIC deal, Tsunami Fund robbery, Pandora Nirupama Rajapaksa wealth accumulation etc. etc.
    All are covered in the dark under the name of LTTE and ISIS.

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      Ajith,
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      HORU – (king of all looters) would not have any other choice.
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      True face of MARA is not yet known to even his WIFE. Can you imagine ? MaRa is not a genuine person from the begining on

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    Why don’t the Buddhist Priests – in particular the Nayaka priests – who preach to us daily on the five precepts, criticize these robberies? Is it because they are the ones who exhorted the people to once again vote for this lot?

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      Megan?.
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      Whole lot of sinhala pinguththarayas are not considered as Buddhist monks.
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      Secondly sinhala Buddhists lay people are even more stupide
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      Best examples @
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      1) Kelaniya monk with an academic title from Paris Sorbone took the lead of a fake public statement of fake relics/ but the masses lined up to worship were nearly 5 millions.

      2)Paniya /Syrup just mixed by a schizophrenic patient/ kalamma controlled was give high publicity/ the masses gathered to collect it composed of Engineers/ medical doctors/ and other graduates from all walks of life but most of them being brainwashed easy targets.

      ☹🐕☹🐃🐕☹🐃🐕☹🐃🐕☹🐃🐕

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    MaRa has set a jig saw puzzle for Srilankans. Catch me if you can is the name of the game…………………
    1] Velupillai Gananathan the Rajapakse envoy to Uganda was an employee of the HNB many moons ago.Later on he ended up in the Middle-East in the hotel industry where he met his future contacts in South Africa and Uganda.It was in his [ ? ] airline that MaRa went to Thirupathi.
    2] Syphoning off Rs.35 M by Udith Lokubandara
    3] Surgery at Nawaloka
    4] Namal Rajapakse contradicting Uncle Chamal Rajapakse……………………
    are all events tied up. Besides, MaRa is not known to be penny wise and pounds foolish.

    There is something more to this than what meets the eye…………….
    MaRa is just brilliant,I would say…………………………

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    Denying his involvement in “egg attack” on JVP rally, minister Prassana Ranatunga has demanded Sir Fail and IGP to conduct an impartial inquiry. He said people involved should be punished severely regardless of their POSITION ?? (does it mean, he knows the culprit) . He also said he does not approve such low level activities.( I guess strictly assault, bodily harm only and only if needed murder). Soon like Namal, the minister may claim due to his morbid obesity he stopped eating eggs , hence have no access.

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    As you say, Mr Harees, ‘The issue of Corruption is not new to Sri Lanka…[it] has been endemic to all governments in the past…existed everywhere on the Earth and in many different forms…’

    Last night, I came across this passage in a biography, & for a moment, stepped back, wondering if it was prophetic, about Sri Lanka:

    ‘You would not know P…!’ she exclaimed, after weeks of spontaneous demonstrations & a ‘bloody Tuesday’ riot on 6 February — actually an uprising involving all political factions — which brought hundreds of thousands of… into the streets to protest against state taxes, corrupt politicians, the escalating cost of living, & state-protected swindlers. She & A bought supplies of candles & groceries & spent hours reading the papers each day to keep up with scandal investigations, demonstrations, & political reactions.’

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    I am sure whatever syphoned out of MR’s account(s) are relatively insignificant, a drop in the ocean, so to speak. All that ill gotten money stashed in off shore accounts but unable to spend it, a case of ‘water, water, everywhere but not a drop to drink’? That itself is probably a matter of torment, or maybe, it is satisfying to ‘earn’ for future generations.

    It is said that there is no end to greed but what’s the point if unable to enjoy the spoils? The salaries & perks alone of these corrupt politicians are more than enough for a luxurious life style but greed is in their genes & that is probably a way of punishment by god because all that ill gotten wealth will be left to be enjoyed by others eventually.

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      Raj, I absolutely agree to the last para. There is no bliss in the end with ANY robbed wealth. That has even been preached in so many religions. Irony is, look at the state of health of MR! He is a walking corpse!! I am sure he knows what would life in the hell looks like now! Add to that the country in turmoil with near bankruptcy, family divided, close men robbing his till, etc., etc., now shows him the road of long sufferance is true and alive right in front of him. You can call it karma or whatever but in the end Raj, there is no happiness with all that loot. That is pretty revengeful, isn’t it??

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        (Part II)
        However, UL (related to the Ayurveda Kola Kenda initiator) who withdrew the funds under authority from the principal account holder, presumably did not want transactions to be traced by anyone except UL.
        As such presumed would not face any penal strictures or payback of funds or repentance until the MM is in our realm as it would cause immense damage to his personal and political image!
        That does not mean it has damaged that already, as people are at liberty to construe whatever??!
        Probably the ‘sting’ is in the details, and nobody wishes that be enlightened to anybody, especially the ‘Messiah’ who gave political direction and will, to rid this country of the LTTE menace, though we continue to live with others!!!
        However, the continuity of immunity, thereafter cannot be assured, under a different dispensation!!!
        Time will tell and reveal!!!
        Keep fingers crossed!!!!

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    It’s trickle down economics ……. the Sri Lankan way ………….

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    UL (Not Sri Lankan Airlines) commiting OT on MR’s PT? Sounds funny when the report says no action would be taken. Certainly not ordinary legal action but there is always the “Wambotta treatment”. Is MR off his head to have that kind of money in the bank? Is UL off his head in admitting OT? The maximum withdrawal from an ATM could be in the region of LKR 100,000 per day. To withdraw 35M, one must pinch 350 times from the tiller. So! Nothing was discovered until then? Something wrong somewhere. One wonders whether the whole thing is a made up drama to evoke media interest.

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    namal-thaathi shall i go to the police ?

    mahinda–no,no,no,.He might spill the beans on other matters.

    namal-no problem.we can get rid of him in custody.The police can tell that he tried to throw a grenade at them.

    mahinda -no,no,no you fool.That is getting very stale now.Nobody is beleiving him.

    Namal-shall i talk to uncle gota.He has a standard way of dealing with problems.

    mahinda –no.no.no.You double fool.How dd i produce such a son.Your uncle gota is knee deep in water now,permanently it seems till his election,do you want to put him neck high in water?

    namal-then thaathiwhat to do?and please don’t call me a fool.

    mahinda-let me think.Give me a few days.This bloody back is killing me.As for being called a fool,why are you worried.Everyone knows you are a fool.So what difference does it make if i call you a fool.

    namal-hmmmm.maybe you are right. I must get a degree.Then they will have to change their opinion.They say even a mutt can get a degree from these foreign unis if you have the money.

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    (Part I)
    Jit and Raj,
    Good Morning.
    You have said a mouthful and absolutely on the money!
    There are a litany of robbers of different classes and categories, Hues and colours in this wide world!
    If one transcends those divisions, you will find 1 element, which brings them down and undone! Greed, which Lord Buddha and Thiruvalluvar’s Thirukkural exhorted to abhor in all its elements.
    We would expect Buddhists and Hindus, (put together by large 75% + of the population) to follow and adhere. In this, one must remember, that Buddhism is a philosophy and not a religion, which many do not discern in this Stone Age!
    Although most of us claim, government/Opposition and citizens that, this resplendent isle is governed and structured on the 2500 culture of Buddhism, exhorted by Gautama the Buddha!!!
    From the detection of well-known cases from the ‘Great Train Robbery’ of 60’s and say, the ones (Crimes) committed by Maru Sira or any other local criminal who ultimately ended in gallows has been solved due to the culprits yearning and ‘give in’ to the inherent greed in the individual!
    Nothing new!!!!!!!

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