17 October, 2017

Video: Country Is Being Plundered To Fund Rajapaksa Mega Deals: Champika

JHU front-liner Patali Champika Ranawaka says the Rajapaksas are plundering the country on a massive scale to fund their mega deals as the country is now bankrupt.

Champika

Champika

Speaking at a common Opposition rally in Kirulapone on Thursday, Ranawaka listed out several development projects the Rajapaksa regime has been highlighting to showcase the progress in the country, in which large-scale financial misappropriations have been carried out.

“The cost to lay the railway line from Beliatte – Matara has been estimated at Rs. 1430 million per km. At this absurd cost the railway line can be laid upto Beliatte in gold!” he remarked while adding unlike previous governments where the swindling of finances were only about 5 – 10%, the Rajapaksa regime’s mega deal economy has pushed for the underhand deals to be 1000% – 5000% worth illegal commissions.

Pointing out several similar cases, he said a commission of 510% has been swindled in the development of the Peliyagoda – Katunayake road where the construction has been priced at Rs. 1890 million per km.

“The construction from Pinnaduwa to Matara was estimated at Rs. 2700 million per km – how much is the commission? 730%! But the swindling done off the Kadawatha – Kerawalapitiya road construction takes the cake! They have swindled a commission of 2000%, estimating the construction cost to be Rs. 7560 million per km,” he added.

He went on to state that the Rajapaksa schemes are being justified and protected by Treasury Secretary, Dr. P. B. Jayasundara who spews lies on behalf of the government.

“Today, the government runs the country off loans taken at a 7% interest rate and that money is being used to pay the salaries of state sector servants, pay pensioners, maintain state sector offices, fund development projects and give out Samurdhi benefits etc. . . but who foots these bills eventually? It is we who would be forced to pay for their extravagant schemes steeped in bribery and corruption,” he added.

He also pointed out that although the price of petrol and diesel has drastically reduced in the world market, the government does not reduce the prices relatively as the money is being pickpocketed to fund their schemes.

“A barrel of petrol in the world market is 74 USD. It is imported today at Rs. 63 per liter and a sum of Rs. 80 is pickpocketed off every liter by this so-called ‘sensitive’ leader. The same goes for diesel – a sum of Rs 45 is looted off every liter by the Rajapaksas,” he said.

However he added that under the leadership of common Opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena, they would take measures to lift the import taxes off diesel and petrol within 100 days of being elected.

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    It has taken some years for Champika to realise the stark reality which JVP and UNP were saying for so long. They say, it is better late than never.

    But, if that is the case for Champika, when will the poor rural masses come to know of this before this Monstrous Swindler takes charge of our country for the 3rd illegal life term.

    Need to do a crash course within the next couple of weeks to reach the rural masses. This Monster will use all the state machinery with impunity to eyewash the rural population, just the way he has done all these years with Dansal at Temple Trees, as if the moneys are his Great Grand Father’s and also the state televisions.

    Must expose the Monster for what he is, as effectively as possible and as expeditiously as possible.

    Let sanity prevail over insanity and ignorance and help save our beautiful country from this Monstrous Swindler who is raping our country. Just like saving a mother from drowning and then raping her. That is exactly what he is doing to our country, saving from terrorists and plundering the country.

    Enough is enough. One day more is like watching your mother getting raped in front of your eyes and doing nothing about it. My only concern is even the so called intellects do not understand this basic thing and call themselves professors. I do not intend name names, I am sure readers will know who I am referring to, who still back this Monstrous Plunderer and Swindler.

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      Dear Patali Champika Ranawaka,

      Thank you sir, Yes better late than never. Angulimala, leaves MaRa, Mara.

      “Today, the government runs the country off loans taken at a 7% interest rate and that money is being used to pay the salaries of state sector servants, pay pensioners, maintain state sector offices, fund development projects and give out Samurdhi benefits etc. . . but who foots these bills eventually? It is we who would be forced to pay for their extravagant schemes steeped in bribery and corruption,” he added.”

      Yeats later every women in Sri Lanka mat have to be sent abroad to pay for these loans, the Miracle of Asia,,, The The new Greece of Asia…

      Expose, Expose and Expose…

      Anura K Dissanayaka has been exposing them for sometime..

      Angulimala

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angulimala

      Daku Angulimala (Pāli: “finger necklace/garland”; Sinhala: අංගුලිමාල, Burmese: အင်္ဂုလိမာလ; Chinese: 央掘魔羅) is an important early figure in Buddhism, particularly within the Theravada suttas. A ruthless killer who is redeemed by a sincere conversion to Buddhism, he is seen as an example of the redemptive power of the Buddha’s teaching and the universal human potential for spiritual progress, regardless of one’s background.

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      Patali Champika Ranawaka

      RE: Video: Country Is Being Plundered To Fund Rajapaksa Mega Deals: Champika

      Mega deals?

      Story of the modern Hitler…
      SATURDAY, 13 DECEMBER 2014

      View this highly creative and widely viewed video clip that has been released to the internet!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IKHJG5ztL68

      http://www.lankatruth.com/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7982:story-of-the-modern-hitler&catid=42:smartphones&Itemid=74

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IKHJG5ztL68

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      If so called self proclaimed good leader was honest, immeidately he got elected, could have appointed a body to screen those who are pro corruption. This he could do immediately after he got elected or alteast in 2010. This alone shows that the bugger is pro CORRUPTION than elemination of those abuses.

      How can he and his brothers to own that valuable assets if they worked only for a govt salary.
      All these will be made clear by the next govt that is to be made after Maithreepala is elected on the 08th January.
      As Ranawaka pleaded – there will be appointed a council to investigate all the mega deals corruptions being carried out by Rajapakshe idiots.

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      Champika, you are one who brought this devil to power, then worked for several years under his as a minister; why didn’t you expose this criminals activities years earlier and depart from the govt?

      Now that you have exposed the corruption of this rogue and his family, what do you intend doing to recover the looted funds if the common candidate wins the election? Can we have your pledge to punish the Rajapakse rogues in the election manifesto of the common candidate?

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    Simply great Mr Ranawaka.
    All right thinking people will support you this time.
    I am glad to see this kind of politicians seen in todays srilanka.

    Mother lanka is proud of you.

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      Samuel Bandara

      “Mother lanka is proud of you.”

      Why, for being a racist and supporting the war criminals until the eleventh hour?

      Why didn’t this coward raise all these issues while obediently serving the clan and its corrupt government?

      “I am glad to see this kind of politicians seen in todays srilanka.”

      This is the worst kind of political prostitution I have ever witnessed.

      This chap should unlearn everything that he had learned in the last 49 years.

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      check this out ,

      ” The Bishops even asked the President what happens if he loses the election and his answer was that he will, without hesitation, hand over power to his successor.”

      http://www.sundaytimes.lk/141214/columns/upfa-showpieces-tissa-maithri-offers-rs-10000-pay-hike-and-petrol-at-rs-50-132196.html

      Wow what a relief ,lets hope for the best and keep our fingers crossed .

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    Even O/L students are not spared. MR’s children use our money and travel in helicopters to ride horses but there are no buses for children to go for there exams. Read this people and you decide.

    http://www.dailymirror.lk/58899/o-l-candidates-disturbed-by-campaign-meetings

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    This is what I found in Island today.
    Country s minister of Higher education has made following statements about the former President of the country.

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    Colombo District MP Rosy Senanayake addressing the media at the Opposition Leader’s Office on Friday (Dec 12). MP Senanayake urged the electorate to vote for Opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena at January 8, 2015 election to bring an end to corrupt regime. Central Provincial Councillor Shanthini Kongahage sits next to Mrs. Senanayake (pic by Jude Denzil Pathiraja)

    UNP Colombo District MP Rosy Senanayake yesterday lashed out at Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake for threatening to strip twice elected President Chandrika Bandaranaike of her clothes and then let her run on the streets.

    Addressing the media at the Opposition Leader’s Office, Mrs Senanayake said that the Higher Education Minister had insulted not only Mrs Kumaratunga but all women in the country.

    She pointed out that the minister had said Chandrika should be “put down on the ground, trampled, stripped naked and made to run along the streets.” She said that this act falls under the crime of harassment in the Penal Code.

    Senanayake inquired that if this was the way the Higher Education Minister of the country was talking about a former President of Sri Lanka, “what is the place given to the average woman in this country?”

    An inquiry should be convened against Minister S.B. Dissanayake immediately and he should apologize to all Sri Lankan women in general, she said.

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    Even Hitler was a eloquent speaker, just reminding those who think he is going to deliver this country.

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    True words from Mr Champika Ranawaka.
    We highly appreciate your crystal clear disclosure and revelation of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Mega Deals and unbelievable robbery.

    Is anyone there to find out any single robbery and Mega Deals of Mr. Ranil Wickramasinghe or Mr. Maithreepala Sirisena.

    Compare to Mahinda Rajapaksa, both Mr. Ranil Wickramasinghe and Mr. Maithreepala Sirisena are honest and true leaders of this country.

    They are definitely suitable and worthy for our future generation.
    Please think wisely and help to build our destroyed country by voting for Mr. Maithreepala Sirisena.

    May the Blessings of the Triple Gem be with you both Mr. Maithreepala Sirisena and Mr. Ranil Wickramasigha.
    May the God Bless you both Mr. Maithreepala Sirisena and Mr. Ranil Wickramasinghe.

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    How to live on a poor ministerial salary

    Information regarding a part of the billions worth of assets in the USA belonging to Basil Rajapaksa and Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, the younger brothers of President Rajapaksa, has been revealed.

    Among the assets are 4 houses in California belonging to Mrs. Pushpa Rajapaksa, the wife of Minister Basil Rajapaksa. Their addresses are (1) 5581 Homecoming, Mira Loma, CA 91752(2) 15067 Preston Dr, Fontana, CA 92336 (3) 222 Dexter St, Covina, CA 91723 (4) 15067 Preston Dr, Fontana, CA 92336. The details of these houses could be viewed by anyone by entering http://radaris.com/ , the web browser that gives details regarding people and their properties in the USA.

    Also, information regarding 2 houses belonging to Ayoma Rajapaksa, the wife of Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has been revealed. They are ^1& 1341 Wickham Ct, San Dimas, CA 91773 ^2& 303 S Cataract Ave, San Dimas, CA 91773.

    By 2007 both of them owned only one house each in California. They were a house in Fontana owned by Mrs. Pushpa Rajapaksa and another in San Dimas owned by Mrs. Ayoma Rajapaksa.

    During this period the market value of Mrs. Pushpa Rajapaksa’s house was estimated as US$ 4.5 million. The value of the old house belonging to Mrs. Ayoma Rajapaksa in San Damas was US$ 9,95,000.

    Parliamentarians and executive officials of the government have to reveal their assets annually. However, President Rajapaksa amended this in 2007 which stated duel citizens need not reveal assets in the other country.

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    Hardly any time for propagation of the swindles to the SB Voters.
    Therefore organizers should prepare door-to-door handbills disclosing
    all the mis-governance in detail for the SB Voter to rethink, as this
    IS THEIR LAST CHANCE to make a change, before the 3rd illegal term is
    made the FINAL step to family-dictatorship.

    CT Readers cannot remain complacent that the shift for change is coming
    by reading the forceful views presented, as by an ex-Minister. The reach of these matters must go to the hinter villages via the CFO.

    Lankaenews reveals on 11.12.14 that the cost of 2180 mil.Rs. per Km
    for the Kottawa-Kaduwella stretch of 8.9 km has gone up 4 times to
    Rs.8590 mil. per km for the Kerawalapitiya to Kadawatha stretch of 9.2 km. I am very sure the Finance Ministry Secy. has his hands in it
    as will be revealed in a COI after 9-1-15. One Premasiri in MRs Office
    is dealing with needs of H.E.!!

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    Get your priorities right Mr Ranawake.
    Which is more important at this juncture? To oppose the TNA, Ranil and Chandrika goal, backed by hostile foreign forces, to defeat a leader who rescued the nation from Tamil Tiger terrorist separatists and who has also demonstrated clear objectives to rapidly develop the nation or to dream of eliminating mega corruption, which has always been there under all leaders and will continue to be there?
    I think Gamanpila, Vasudeva, DEW Gunasekara, Thondaman and many others are clever enough to realise not to fall into the separatist trap of eliminating corruption, and have decided to support the re-election of the President and thereafter, take measures to change the Presidential system from within the Government.

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      ahhahah now we have a’Raja’ a new commentator in CT singing as per his handlers (if u know what i mean!)

      in the meantime fellows like K A Sumanasekera are given a break!

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      Idiot

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    Rajapakse sure has set up a system where the Elite can make hay even more, on the backs of the poor Lankan folk. He is doing it of course, for the good of the country. But his governance has little control on the Elite who are e.g. hogging on to managerial-directorial posts of many a modern day company, and then buying themselves diplomatic positions, besides many posh houses and property –and these are not of the traditional political fold either. The push to ultra-capitalism does not tally correctly with the political, economic and social structure of the country.

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      Who appoints these OFFICIALS? MR of course…. sometimes personally and sometimes via proxy… Who SELECTED MR and who ELECTED? selected by computer and elected by himself…

      Who are the elites you r talking about? NONE but his cronies and proxies..
      He may claim that he doesn’t have stains on his hands BUT the fact remains he has… he cannot judge himself, let someone else judge him and point his wicked personality and the atrocities he has committed…

      We CANNOT have a blind leading other blind scenario anymore… SL’s have WOKEN UP…. YES!!! …not the ones who type away from cozy offices in USA..

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        Sri Lanka is nothing but the elite looking after the elite- whether old or Nouveau riche ; opposition or incumbent.

        Other than for maybe Premadasa and a few Buddhist priests, Lankan politicos and elite (generations of ‘em) sit nit-picking at each other. They usually cross over to the winning side, thoroughly convinced that they have great integrity ( but if they meditate and dissociate goodness from elitist egotism, it will be found that egotism and integrity are truly different paths). They sneak up and spy on each other, making money on and off each other, and make sure the money pool remains secure for their set. The Common Man is then Taxed to further nurture the shameful status quo.

        Damn-dirty disgrace of Sri Lankan culture. Other countries have a bit of it too, but in Sri Lanka, it is …..pathological. And all the while, with the great wealth Sri Lanka has, and always has had (even without Chinese money), the common man has to go to the ME to work as maids and laborers.

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    Basil.Rajapakse has a 600acre farm in the Sacramento delta. The Chinese are very adept at bribing politicians in a very unrevealing way.If the Rajapakses lose there has to be a national commission on this this mega plunder in the country.

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      Some lands in India – Bengal – -probably gave away as Dowry.

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    champika Ranawaka still has touched only the tip of the iceburg.

    all ministers got 500 million rupee bonus
    that is not really a lot of money in US dollars.

    Seven Helicopters are for the royal family’s inland day to day trips.

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    Mahinda Rajapakse really destroyed Sri Lanka.

    It must be saved now before it becomes a Marcos govt, Pinotche govt or Ceausescu govt in Romania

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgWTkyLYFPo

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    From the comments above, it seems the US is not bothered at all who owns these properties, as long as money was brought into the country from outside,and the transactions were legal. This is the problem with these western countries. On one hand they scream out HR violations excesses of these subject politicians, yet say nothing about money stashed away by the violators in these western countries. Whether they win or lose, the man with the money ultimately succeeds, because that is all the western countries are interested in. With properties registered against wives, the assets are secure. Something wrong about the way jsutice is exercised; the law cannot touch the corrupt.

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      Every western country like stolen money from other countries if that money is invested in their country.

      African leaders, Asian leaders all have invested their stolen wealth in many western countries.

      that is how they confiscated Iranian wealth, Libyan wealth once they killed Gadhaffi etc.,

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    Sorry to ask how much do you guys get to write this shit. Staying in overseas and writing crap about your own President of the country. Ask your self this what have you done for your country. Today you guys are enjoying in overseas and the poor are staying here after so many years at list this President had balls to fight and the rest who came and went could not do a shit. Get a life guys. Ungrateful people. It is so true people from Sri Lanka have short memories.

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      It’s not Rajapakse’s fault actually. It’s the amount of money coming in from China for country projects that the average Lankan abuses, or will abuse if given the chance. Rajapakse is clueless on how to stop the corruption and unsavory deals – shameful, embarrassing situation, especially when one sees the other more honorable prosperities of other countries that do not have this kind of culture e.g. Malaysia and Singapore.

      For our Lankans it’s the look that matters; once the important look is achieved, corrupt practices become justified – “we have to feed and educate our children,” i.e. with cheese and chocolates, and education in the west. Everybody, especially the elite (and not necessarily only the traditional political elite) wants to show their success story in the Nation’s capital or in the West (save for the non-elite and refugees who came out of necessity). Money is going out of the country like water. Loans will be impossible to pay back.

      It due is the legacy of the British Kolombian-type culture that creates/created this phenomenon, and the masses are tripping over themselves trying to keep up. And Kolombian persons do it with such panache.……..fundraisers and raffles, Santa clause in hotels, massive weddings…..i mean with all that hotel entertainment, no wonder people do unsavory deals to keep up…..with so much money for entertainment and big houses in Sri Lanka with high fencing, it is impossible to believe Sri Lankan masses actually go to the ME to work as maids and laborers. If they were given good wages at home by the party-goers, they would not need to go out and suffer such.

      It’s good in a way, that Rajapakse got family and military to do projects (reduced the money drain a bit, maybe). Any government that comes next had better investigate, penalize and structure out good business practices with proper taxation. This will also involve kicking out elite who hug multiple directorial posts of commercial enterprise, and who bluff the naïve common man who are dead scared of the arrogance of such elite whose concern is more for their Rottweilers.

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    Champika Ranawaka should explain How Mahinda Rajapakse used appointing ministry Secretaries by him to swindle public resources from every ministry ?

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    If the establishment was so corrupt why didnt this bugger step out earlier. [Edited out]

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    Mr. Champika Ranawaka why are coming up these allegations. You worked for the government all these years pretending to be a good sinhalese who cares about the people. Now you are planning to work with the UNP knowing fully well what the UNP leadership did to save Mr. Prabhakaran during the end of the war. True colours of pretenders are coming up. Champika shame on you.

    Henry

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    Stop talking too much and get rid of racist and religiously biased guys from all form of governance, who call themselves politicians. Then the country will prosper. Champika, Gammanpilla and so many racist minded people are destroying the nation. You can never trust these political prostitutes. Politics in Sri Lanka today is just pure ‘prostitution’ !
    No one is faithful to the nation.

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    Billa
    Why are you criticising only Champika and JHU for alleged racist policies, when we all know the biggest most powerful and wealthiest racists are the TNA/LTTE and SLMC. Are you afraid to name these groups as racists?

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    Country Is Being Plundered To Fund Rajapaksa Mega Deals: More like Rajapakse Mega Meals.

    The news is that Rajapksas have built palaces in the United States and where did the Hamabanthota THUGS get the money from Humble Origins. Fortunately the 20 million RACISTs are not the Law Enforcers of the World but Civilsed Nations headed by US. They are not going to escape American Justice and sadly when it is time to leave the Mother Land they will be heading straight to the AGUE as they cant even claim ASYLUM in the west except China.
    So they cant enjoy the Rich Pickings and justice will be served even though the 20 million will be prepared to pardon them for dedfeating FREEDOM fighters.

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    Must thank the politicians like Champika, for exposing the manner how the public money being wasted, robbed, or mismanaged. The public is entitled to know as to their tax money is being used.
    It is very important that the Right to Information (RTI) is introduced to help ordinary public to clarify on what they have doubts.

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    Why western countries should bother when corrupt countries invest in their countries. It is not their business to babysit for other idiots. You elect corrupt government like modias and expect other countries to look after you – very funny. In the west once become an adult , they do not look after their children even, that is called freedom. Because of we did not brought up our children properly, they are unable to know who to vote – trust any crab the politicians tell in meetings – like west is planning , that and this. Try to stand on our feet and get rid of all corrupted lot and start from the scratch. Tamils are not your enemies , they do their own business at one corner of the country ,North. Do not talk about tamils and waste our time in vain, life is too short. Free west is enjoying all the country culture and different food , while we eat kiributh all the time.

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    Now Wimalayage BAILA in jungle. Maithree use this man and JVP UVA Samantha then you can get rural foolish peoples votes.

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