7 December, 2022

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What Is The Ugandan Link And Shady Dealings With Sri Lanka’s Kings?

Mystery continues to deepen over the contents of 102 metric tons of ‘printed material’ that SriLankan Airlines airlifted through three charter flights of Airbus A333 to Entebbe International Airport, Uganda in February 2021.

The country’s national carrier refused to give details as to what that printed material was when the Sunday Times, Colombo filed a Right to Information (RTI) application in April 2021, saying that it had ‘no specific details’ on the contents and also citing ‘commercial confidence’ under Sri Lanka’s Right to Information (RTI) Act.

Velupillai Kananathan and Mahinda Rajapaksa

It was further stated by SriLankan that “The airway bill and charter agreement both mention the nature of goods as printed matter and do not provide further details. The precise nature of the goods is subjected to review or clearance by Sri Lanka Customs prior to being brought to the cargo terminal for onward carriage by SLA.”

However, users familiar with the RTI Act say that, if SriLankan Airlines had no knowledge of the contents as it claimed, then that would have been enough to base the denial of information. The fact that it went a step further to quote a specific ground, ‘commercial confidence’ to refuse information in Section 5 of the Act, meant that it may have had actual knowledge. “They safeguarded themselves further by giving commercial confidence also as a reason’” they said.

As quoted in the news report carried by the Sunday Times at the time (‘SLA uplifts 102 tons of ‘printed material’ to Uganda, but refuses to give details’, the Sunday Times, April 18th 2021), SriLankan Airlines based that answer on the ground that, “It falls within commercial confidence because if the precise nature of the goods is revealed, then other airlines and/or cargo agents would also solicit business for these types of goods from the same shipper, to the detriment of SLA.” In what amounted to a clear violation of the RTI Act, it also refused to release information to who commissioned the cargo to be sent to Uganda, the cost and details of the sender on the same basis.

Pointing out that the release of any information under the RTI Act is equivalent to disclosure into the public domain, SLA said the name of the entity/shipper who commissioned the chartered flight constituted commercial confidence, the disclosure of which would harm the competitive position of both SLA and third parties. “This is because if the name of the entity/shipper is disclosed, then other airlines would also solicit business from this same shipper to the detriment of SLA. Accordingly the name is exempt information covered by Section 5(1)(d) of the RTI Act,” the airline had said to the Times.

No appeal was filed against that decision of SriLankan Airlines to the Right to Information (RTI) Commission at the time. The controversy had arisen just before a harsh Covid-19 blanket lockdown was slapped on Sri Lanka soon thereafter with a shutdown of state services island wide. However, as the RTI Act does not prohibit a second request being filed to SriLankan or to the Customs on the same issue, RTI activists say that this mystery should be cleared up. At the time that SriLankan Airlines refused to reveal information, a source at the Customs Department had said that the identity of the printed material ought to be revealed.

The Ugandan link has come into fresh controversy following the disclosure that the mystery jet which had airlifted Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his entourage to Thirupathi had departed from Uganda though being registered in San Marino (a reputed tax haven). Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa-appointed Ambassador to Uganda is Velupillai Kananathan, a well known profiteerer and racketeer.

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  • 82
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    There is no enigma at all! This bloody private jet parked in Uganda under the registered name of X is actually owned by bloody Rajapaksa gang! That is where a fraction of the money poor Sri Lankans paid through their nose as TAXES is parked!!!

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      Jit,
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      Elephant is in the room, but no main stream media seems to be interested in talking about. Longer the people stay in dark, the better it would be for th ekind of highly corrupted men in lead form.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmdX5I9xDvk
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      You may be right that the size of the LOOT grabed by MR from 2010-2015 is beyond estimations.
      :
      I wonder why does not MR et al seem to have hearts looking at the manner the people suffer rocketing these days.
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      :

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        Uganda is a distraction from the headline story at this time:
        US citizens Goat and Basil First families work for the American Deepstate. The Los Angeles Sinhala Buddhist DIASPORA has been WEAPONIZED against the interests of the people of Lanka and the values of Buddhism – hence the sale of Kerawelapitiya Yugadhanavie Powerplant.
        This the the raw truth that Sri Lanka is NOW a US colony and the Rajapakssa brother Don Juan Dharmapalas. This is why Lanka is now, flooded with dangerous and expensive Pfizer mRNA vaccines that no one wants – so US citizens Rajapaksa brothers can claim they were successful against Covid – after destroying the economy with useless lockdowns and forcing people to get injections and boosters – This to distract the masses from the TRUTH!
        Do you know about DIGITAL COLONIALISM, the new face of imperialism with Bio-terrorism, hybrid cyber, maritime trade war attacking economy and society in the Global South with Covid lockdowns also to prevent protest, and a Covid-19 mask?

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          No milk powder, vegetables, gas etc. but lots of Pfizer vaccines that each coast $50. So, three is no bread or cake, take an mRNA booster from US big Pharamaceutical Corporations
          They paid for by Debt trapped Lankan’s sweat and blood by US citizens Basil and Goat who are desperate for a Covid-19 “Victory” in Lanka in 2022 – with the help of their paymaster Deepstate!
          Flights to Uganda are small change…

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            Dinuk
            Even if you are right about the deep state business, that is not how they would operate with Vaccines.
            They don’t sell poor countries vaccines, instead, they send the stuff they are experimenting on for human trials to countries such as ours and in fact bribe the leaders to allow live human trials.
            Mara clan will bill Sri Lanka and pocket the money for vaccines and also collect the bribe from Pfizer or Moderna and pocket that as well. Sweet isn’t it?
            Sorry I lost in these Rajapaksa bastards a long long time ago. This is my honest opinion.

            • 5
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              “What Is The Ugandan Link”

              Appachi Mahinda Rajapakse is the reincarnation of Idi Amin Dada ………. without the nice tan ………………

          • 2
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            These ridiculous masks dont protect anybody from anything. It amazes me how dumb people are, thinking that putting a cloth over your mouth will stop the spread of a deadly virus. It is laughable!
            Just look at the photo in the article. Mahendra percival is not wearing his mask properly, his wife is not wearing one at all, and the joker on the other side is not wearing one either.
            There is only one way out of this nonsense, and that is mass non-compliance, massive non-violent protests and legal action against all the culprits who perpetrated it.

        • 6
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          People all over the world seems to want the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

          “Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine Is World’s Preferred Shot
          Countries from Latin America to the Middle East have lined up for the shot, driven by its effectiveness and ample supply”.

      • 13
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        leelagemalli

        1) Why, oh why do we IGNORE the role of a powerful section of our private sector – particularly some ‘captains’ who together with sections of the bureaucracy and professionals – particularly chartered accountants (auditors) are the ENABLERS of political corruption.

        2) The chartered accountants at the end of the day are the first and last line of defense against all forms of corruption. The SLIC corruption confirmed by the Supreme Court could have NEVER taken place if not for the role of the auditors concerned.

        3) Some of the ‘movers and shakers’ of our corporate world NAMED in ICIJ’s ‘Panama’ & ‘Pandora’ revelations tells its own story.

        4) An example of the PROTECTION of ‘elite’ circles by politicians (including SJB & JVP) and the mainstream media is after ‘going easy’ after the government allowed India’s Adani Group to have a MAJORITY 51% stake in the West Container Terminal (WCT), there is strident opposition to the MINORITY 40% equity allowed to US-based New Fortress Energy Inc. in the Yugadanavi Power Station. One wonders whether this has anything to do with JKH being given a 34% stake to partner Adani’s 51% stake? The state owned SLPA has been left with a mere 15% in WCT!

        5) The MONOPOLY allegedly given to ‘New Fortress’ for the supply of LNG for five years is entirely another issue which must be dealt with separately.

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          Thank you Amrit,
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          “3) Some of the ‘movers and shakers’ of our corporate world NAMED in ICIJ’s ‘Panama’ & ‘Pandora’ revelations tells its own story.”.
          .
          I have the feeling SRILANKEN MAIN STREAM media (4th pillar of the country) is not doing their job at all. Their headline and misleading news are based on just gossips and topics they could fish in muddy waters only.

          Not even any of them raised the questison what happened to the president s commission appointed to look into ” Pandora” revelations…..
          .
          Why does buddhist cleegy become not raising a voice on the grave issue today ?

          GOTA behaves as if he got cats on his tongue today. Why ? So called high chapter monks that are held above the law stay as if their reactions are fully controlled by Medamulana rascals ?

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        Dear LM
        Let us be very blunt. The whole reason Mara pushed for the war to end was that he thought he would find oil in the manner basin.
        Though it came at a very high human cost, particularly the innocent Tamil civilians who were trapped between the Army and the LTTE, mara and co didn’t care.
        Unfortunately for Mara and co the oil was not in commercial quantities. He had to forget about that.
        He, therefore, started looting the economy in all sorts of ways directly and indirectly. Used his entire family for this purpose too.
        He ended up surrounding himself with criminals and gangsters to beef up his wicked influence. Effectively legalising corruption and dissipating it down to the public too.
        He even corrupted the Sangha.
        .
        This is textbook modus operand of many criminal leaders.
        Unfortunately, Sri Lanka doesn’t have enough resources to cushion the effects of corruption at this scale.
        Now we are paying the price.
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        I am told that Namal scumbag went into Kenya in the pretence of organising a cricket tournament and was looking for houses to buy there in Nairobi.
        They don’t want to invest their loot at home, there is a possibility that it can be traced and confiscated one day, hence they are investing in Africa.

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          Human Toutch,
          “The whole reason Mara pushed for the war to end was that he thought he would find oil in the manner basin.”
          —-
          Nonsense!
          There is no connection between oil in Mannar basin and the decision taken by Rajapakshes to eliminate Tamil terrorists who massacred Sinhala Buddhists for three decades to grab a part of their country to create a separate State for Tamils in the North.

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        “What Is The Ugandan Link”

        Appachi Mahinda Rajapakse is the reincarnation of Idi Amin Dada ………. without the nice tan ………………

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      Dear LM
      Let us be very blunt. The whole reason Mara pushed for the war to end was that he thought he would find oil in the manner basin.
      Though it came at a very high human cost, particularly the innocent Tamil civilians who were trapped between the Army and the LTTE, mara and co didn’t care.
      Unfortunately for Mara and co the oil was not in commercial quantities. He had to forget about that.
      He, therefore, started looting the economy in all sorts of ways directly and indirectly. Used his entire family for this purpose too.
      He ended up surrounding himself with criminals and gangsters to beef up his wicked influence. Effectively legalising corruption and dissipating it down to the public too.
      He even corrupted the Sangha.
      .
      This is textbook modus operand of many criminal leaders.
      Unfortunately, Sri Lanka doesn’t have enough resources to cushion the effects of corruption at this scale.
      Now we are paying the price.
      .
      I am told that Namal scumbag went into Kenya in the pretence of organising a cricket tournament and was looking for houses to buy there in Nairobi.
      They don’t want to invest their loot at home, there is a possibility that it can be traced and confiscated one day, hence they are investing in Africa.

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        HT,
        ,
        thanks.
        ,
        “I am told that Namal scumbag went into Kenya in the pretence of organising a cricket tournament and was looking for houses to buy there in Nairobi.
        They don’t want to invest their loot at home, there is a possibility that it can be traced and confiscated one day, hence they are investing in Africa.”

        SRILANKEN main stream media dont do enough to reveal. That is the saddest reality.
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        Not even SIRASA is brave enough to reveal it yet today, why to behave as such is million dollar question to me.
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        Now with some news in the air, MR to leave for DUBAI tomorrow, but main stream media keeps away from detailing about his trips. Is it to check his bank accounts or to enjoy on SAND safaris ? who would finance his trips ? We revealed lot more how much he spent for luxury trip to Bolonge/Italy two months ago, but Main stream Media has no guts to question, who covered the bills ? Why cant auditor generals or and other authorties take the side of the people yet today ? Why should the state feel like ” we should sacrifice lot more to MAHINDA RAJAPAKSHE just because of his terms grabbed the credit for a war went on upto 30 long years “. THe greater failure made by srilankebn MEDIA.. by adulating a family exeeding the limits.
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        Over 70% of people in our country struggle today not being able to manage their 3 meals.

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        What a mess these buggers et al have created in our motherland ?

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          LM
          You are right on both accounts.
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          SriLanka has been plagued by 4 sets of people.
          1. Corrupt politicians
          2. Media houses that brainwash the public
          3. Unscrupulous religious figures
          4. Advertising guys.
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          They work hand in hand and wreck our country day after day.
          .
          At the end of the day, they are all TRAITORS to the common man and the country in General.

      • 0
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        The masonic classes world wide, will not escape their fate.
        There is no hiding from the most high. They will all be rounded up and jailed for life. And every last cent they have will be confiscated from them, and used to end poverty.

    • 4
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      Shameless Rajapakshes would try to save the bums of srilanka by hook or crook.
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      Look how current abusive govt goes back to India today……
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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uixEl1uomKc
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      At the time, former govt without having any better options was forced to lease Humbug-Thota-Harbour to China – current melchcha men as ” then join-opposition” made it a big issue – by skinning RW.
      :
      And not to be forget the manner they rabbleroused as saying, that they would get back the Humbug-Thota-Harbour once the criminals gained power and became the leaders to the stupid voters dominated my home country.
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      Ironically, today, within 10 months GOTA s adminstration has gone back to India….. are these men – to be called – PATRIOTs ?????

  • 28
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    Mlechcha men have mlechcha hidden deals.

    Devil is darker than appeared to be. In next fews weeks, months, the world will reveal it.
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    We saw it well in Zimbabwe, Lybia and several other states also in Asian continent. They build up ” jana pawura- human shield” for their political survival. Rajapakshes will not able to continue in nex tdays, almost the very same people would start treat them with hoo offers and stone-throws.

    Srilanken main media does not seem to TAKE the situation serious either, what all these hidden deals dont become their headline news/breaking news. They dont take the side of the people, but their pay masters.
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    2010-2015 regime was filled with untold highly abusive deals, but very same people s conditioned mind never took it serious.
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      LLM,’
      Whatever the ‘mlechcha’ kind they may be, these guys are sweet talking type, quick on ‘their feet’ to respond with answers to the public, when on politicking trails or campaigns, including private visits.
      So you need to have a person, to counter their ‘mlechcha talk in the same manner, with substance to rebut those, “sweet”, ‘mlechcha’ claims so that they are countered then and there!
      Not later-on on some subsequent stage or forum, which ‘shifts the audience’ and no effect at all!!
      The traction is lost!!!
      Meaningless.
      However, ‘mlechcha’ talk they may espouse, the gullible poor and uneducated, who lack knowledge of the wider world succumb due lack of countering ‘mlechcha’ claims!!!!
      This is paramount significance and must addressed issue.
      Key to convince/turnaround, remote and non-internet eligible/enabled electors.
      The candidate must be intelligent, a Sweet talker oozing, empathy, outgoing qualities.
      Not saying AMJKD is not up to the mark – his performance right now outside and Parliament, exemplary, comparatively mediocre others.
      You know, who they are?
      Your choice of the lady from Matale is good – she fits well.
      Is she up to the mark? Otherwise, get up to speed quickly.
      Feel quick responsive articulation, build trust, to succeed.

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        Dear Mahila,
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        Thank you. and fully agree with you.

        “The candidate must be intelligent, a Sweet talker oozing, empathy, outgoing qualities.
        Not saying AMJKD is not up to the mark – his performance right now outside and Parliament, exemplary, comparatively mediocre others”

        I am not 100% optimistic, whether the people at large would respect good candidates.
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        Srilanken average mindset (70%) would not care much about the facts – but their guilliblity to guide them- becoming easy prey to predatory men in politics.. Last time, prior to Nov 2019, I had the chance to even exchange with retired teachers and company managers, many of them being local graduates by their education levels, however, they too fell on the easy tricks exercised by Rajapakse racists. That is why I believe, the need of the hour is to work on the improvment of the awareness of the people about elections and the value of their voting power. I think NPP will work on this from now on…..now dout that is of paramount importance.

  • 26
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    Definitely, these trips to and from Uganda, a country run since 1986 by a virtual dictator, are very suspicious. But, Africa on the whole is unstable and not a safe location to park the Rajapakse loot.
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    Most of the stolen billions are in bitcoin, with Namal in charge. His recent trips to Dubai and Japan were to check on the bitcoin hoard. Bitcoin has been going up in value astronomically, so it has been a lucrative investment. Sri Lanka will soon allow the mining of bitcoin (despite the huge electricity demand), so that is also part of the plan.
    *
    Money laundering by the Rajapakses happen mainly in Dubai and the Seychelles. That’s why SL has a high commission and a Bank of Ceylon branch in tiny Seychelles, and Sri Lankan airlines flies there.
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    All considered, the loot may be temporarily in Uganda, under protection of the trusted SL High Commissioner. But, if the Rajapakses lose power, that guy might decamp.

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      S
      Political instability these days is not much of a serious impediment to an investor, shady or not.
      The real risk is the trustworthiness of the person who is handling the loot.
      It was 40 years ago that investments in Nigeria were in trouble. It hurt most the people who worked hard for it.
      Africa is on the way to economic recovery, seemingly slowly it may be.

  • 21
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    While the country and people suffer the consequences of mismanagement, bad decisions, and mistake after mistake, the Rajapaksas are safeguarding their ill gotten gains at the expense of the country. This sound worse than any Bond scheme. When there is no transparency, and refusal to disclose the truth, you can be sure there are crimes being committed. Hope those who voted for these scoundrels are happy now.

  • 26
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    As in the past, this episode will be soon forgotten until next printed material is shipped. I guess Rajapaksas were donating rolls of toilet papers, with their faces printed on it, to people of Uganda. Now we know why Rajapksas are resisting to go to IMF, who will demand not only austerity measures but auditing our account books. Rajapksas printed trillions of LKR to cover up their heist.

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      Chiv,
      .
      dont you think that your connections in India could reveal us more about the hidden story for our MAFIA BOSS and HIS THIRUPATHI pilgrimage while entire nation is short of daily essentials.
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      If the bugger would have hearts, he could spend those millions for a purchase of MILK POWDER for the nation right ? Why should that THIRUPATHI trip be that paramount ?

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        About the jet-MAHINDA-THIRUPATHI pilgrimage:
        “The T7 – JSG has a very interesting flight history,” said Pubudu Jagoda, the Academic Secretary of the FSP, and the flight path detailed by him is as follows.
        10th December 2021 : Arrives at the Katunayake Airport from India.
        10th December 2021 : Flies to Jomo Kenyatta International from Katunayake Airport.
        14th December 2021 : Travels to multiple locations in Kenya
        14th December 2021 : Flies to Bukoba Airport, Tanzania
        15th December 2021 : Flies to Kampala Airport (Entebbe International Airport) from Tanzania
        16th December 2021 : Arrives at Colombo International Airport, Ratmalana.
        Pubudu Jagoda says that after reaching Sri Lanka on the 16th of December, the private jet had flown to Cochin and Chennai in India on two separate occasions, before reaching the country once again.
        23rd December 2021 : Flies to Thirupathi
        24th December 2021 : Returns to Sri Lanka
        27th December 2021 : Flies to New Delhi India.
        The Frontline Socialist Party activist said that the Prime Ministers’ son Yoshitha Rajapaksa was quoted as saying that the Prime Minister did not pay for the jet, and that payments were made by a friend of Rajapaksa.
        However, he said that irrespective of who makes the payment, it has an impact on the country’s foreign reserves.

        tbd

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          Continuing,
          “We have serious concerns over the visits made to Chennai and Cochin. Who traveled in the private jet during these two visits? What were they carrying,” he said.

          Jagoda pointed out that around Rs. 32 Million was spent on this private jet and raised concerns as to why the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka would resort to using a private jet when he could have easily used a passenger plane.

          He also said the private jet belongs to Jetsetgo Aviation Services Pvt Ltd, and that is caters to the super-rich.

          (Bloomberg: Jetsetgo Aviation Services Private Limited provides aviation services. The Company owns a fleet and offers on-demand air connectivity solutions, such as aircraft management and maintenance services to the corporate aviation sector. Jetsetgo Aviation Services serves customers in India, Dubai, and the United States.)

          He further said that the T7 call sign for private jets is registered in San Marino, Italy that acted as a tax haven for wealthy people.

          He said it is a cause of concern if the private jet was used for a money-laundering operation.

      • 11
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        LM fully agree.

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          LM, if Uganda Airport is truly under control of China, how convenient that will be for Rajapaksas to convert it to another Hump Bang Thota / private airfield for family use. Lanka sending plane load of printed material ??? have to be either free copies of “how we won the war ” for distribution, or loads of garbage to be dumped , if not as mentioned above donating “toilet paper for Uganda public.

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            Chiv
            It may not be printed material at all, even though it is listed as such.
            Nobody seems to know the actual content from all indications.
            They may have declared it as printed matter and taken whatever they wanted, including money.
            Most probably it is money. That is also printed matter or not?

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              HT, got it. I was just being sarcastic. But you are right in this manner they can take or bring anything they want.

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                Mercy cow Basil is reported to be back to the hell last night. Why god is too late to punish these men? 🐃🐕😎

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              HT,
              Yes, money is printed matter. But to have planeloads of it, it must have been in one-dollar notes. Strange.

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                Old Cogger Sir
                It need not have all been money, SILLY.
                Couldn’t they have taken other valuables as well?
                Gold, Diamonds and what have you.
                The point is that 102 tons of stuff was taken from Sri Lanka by Mara clan to Uganda.
                The rest I will leave to your imagination.

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                Hi OC,
                Happy 2022.
                The printed material being money could be in 100$ notes for the plane load.
                However, being (I think synthetic paper) the unit weight would be high and needs dispersion to multiple plane loads!
                In addition, being a plane, unlike a ship or truck, the permissible load per (specific area) ‘Footing is also limited’
                So it is ‘space’ that counts than weight too in the final configuration of transport!
                That is why 3 plane loads!

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            “Lanka sending plane load of printed material”

            With journalists stay as if they are made permantly blind and deaf ?
            .
            https://www.sundaytimes.lk/210418/news/sla-uplifts-102-tons-of-printed-material-to-uganda-but-refuses-to-give-details-440509.html

            People in this country should be made aware what was behind these mateirals…… just because Rajapakshe melechcha brother rule this nation, …… should the people be kept in dark ?
            .
            They have now filed a case against ” MR s controversal trip to Thirupathi”.
            .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phkWKpeL6yE
            .
            Let s hope, – the very same judiciary which put Ranjan Ramanayaka (true humanist) will react also against crimnial PREMIERs act.
            :

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            Still like to cling to that fib about the airport!
            Have fun.

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              In that case I cannot imagine the unlimited fun you are having living in Lanka.

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      A government official must account and pay tax for which he received any private party as gifts, antiques, donations, offering of rental properties without rent, and other non accounted benefits. Say a teacher was offering free tuition for the politician’s kids. Tax department will try to find out why the teacher was giving free services. A government office of Taxation will not allow anybody to cheat in reporting revenue (other than in Lankawe). (All flights and lodging must be added to revenue at standard rate. Otherwise Inland revenue serves must arrest his and put inside.)

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    Limitless greed shamelessly outwitting even Lucifer. So will receive the same justice one day in the future.

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      They are not outwitting lucifer because they work for him.
      They are all freemasons. Freemasons, once they reach the master mason rank (30-33rd degree which is basically most politicians) are told very clearly that they serve the devil. At that level they are also sacrificing and eating children in those masonic lodges. The level of evil they are involved in is just sickening and unfathomable to real humans.

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    “……… Velupillai Kananathan, a well known profiteer and racketeer.” Good description! Another racketeer is Nadesan. These two chaps and all the other Tamil and Muslim lackeys of the Rajapaksa clan are even worse than their lords and masters in certain respects. When the day of reckoning comes, these chaps also should be dealt with, with the same severity.

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      Whatever happens, the Rajapaksa criminals will walk away filthy rich and their generations will live in luxury and comfort, while the people in the country struggle to put food on the table for their families.
      They are rotten to the core, and ruthless enough to kill, arrest, and imprison. The downfall of this country will be because these scoundrels do not give a damn for the country, only their crimes and bank accounts.

      The signs were all there, if only the naive Sri Lankans in the villages and around Colombo, had the foresight to not vote for them again.

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        No Ashan/ to my best of knowledge the kind of inhuman men and women ended up in miseries being caught by karmic retribution set on them in a magnified manner/ just closely observe bugger MR AND his each move today looks very strenuous thancappearedxto ve/ if the higher layers of make-up would be taken off/ his ll be seen as ” a living dead body”/ we must not hate even aour bitter enemies but MR deliberately committed high crimes and he deserves all the punishment before his upcoming death. Truths ll succeed now or later ✌😶🤩✌😶🤩😎😎😎

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          S&P CCC+ negative Aug 27 2021
          Moody’s Caa1 under review Jul 19 2021
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          S&P B+ negative Mar 10 2016
          Fitch B+ negative Feb 29 2016

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      Is Velupillai Kananathan a brother of Velupillai Prabaharan.?

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    Greedy Pigs of Sri Lanka.

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      Thanks for all your comments here dear leelagemalli. I gave Likes to all your many comments, but not to this yet.
      .
      I think I’ll give it a DISLIKE, because I don’t believe all this rot about Karma We homo sapiens have just one life which ends in death.
      .
      I haven’t died yet, so I don’t know whether in the final split second before one dies, one suffers indescribable agonies
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      A bit unlikely. So these villains get away with it all. And more than 21 million of us other Lankans are reduced to misery.
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      Panini Edirisinhe

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    There is no point in speculating , we must look for the correct information.

    It is possible that this ambassador in Uganda paid for the whole thing personally.( he represents Sri Lanka in Uganda, the Rajapakse’s have degraded this country with this appointment! Not that Ravi K or Ranil of the UNP will not deal with him. This is the state of the nation today- the goddayas from Hambantota and the so called elite in Colombo are all the same)

    The Rajapakses are too shrewd to get caught flying in their own plane. After all the talk of corruption before 2015, the Yahapalanaya could come up only with the Malwana property of Basil, which in the scale of things is rather small.Even that charge did not stick !The guy is the Finance minister now !

    We need an international investigation into the Rajapakse wealth (no local has the skills or the guts)like the Pandora investigation.

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    Oh, I remember this.
    I even replied to someone who shared this news in some other article.
    On April 21, 2021, this is what the Cargo News reported:-
    “Sri Lankan Airlines operated various ad-hoc charters into Entebbe – a destination it doesn’t usually fly to. The charter flights operated with an A330-300 passenger aircraft out of Entebbe International Airport, with the first flight departing on 23 February.”
    Last October, Namal Rajapaksa, chartered an entire aircraft to make a trip to Kenya. (He may have gone to Uganda too).
    The Rajapaksas have officially printed Rs. 3 trillion so far. Nobody knows how much they printed unofficially. They may have exported ‘printed material’ to buy properties in other people’s names.
    Rajapaksa money laundering is at an all time high this year. E.g. LPL cricket, gem and jewellery sector, music industry, drug trafficking (banned Afghan stuff) and soon ‘kansa’ (cannabis).
    JVP and JSP were seen talking about this. There may be a system to locate, confiscate and freeze or recover repatriated assets. “Recovering the Rajapaksas’ plunder” needs international help. Therefore, there is no point in talking about this now.

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    Govinda, Govinda, Goovinda. This is what the pilgrims chant when they go to Tirupathi. Now the Rajapkses are going Govinda, Govinda Goovinda. Thirupathi Thirumala or Thirumalai like its name is an ancient Thamizh Hindu shrine .Etymology In Tamil translation, Thiru means Sacred which refers to Lord Venkateshwara then Goddess Lakshmi referred to as Thirumagal and pathi mean abode or husband Tirupati (Tirumalai) is referred to as Pushpa-mandapa in Acharya-Hridayam (13th century). The first temple at Tirumala Tirupati was built by King Thondaiman, Tamil ruler of the ancient Thondaimandalam. He is said to have built the original Gopuram (tower) and the Prakhara in the 8th century. The city became a great Vaishnava center during the time of Ramanujacharya in the 11th century, from where Srivaishnavism spread to other parts of Andhra Desa. It is just over the border of Thamizh Nadu, in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. It only became Telugu land during the Vijayanagar rule. All the oldest inscriptions found in the temple are in Thamizh later came the Telugu Kannada and Sanskrit inscriptions.

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      Lord Venkateshwara of Thirupathi is also called Elu Malayan in Thamizh. During the reorganization of the states on a linguistic basis in the 1950s. The city of Madras(Chennai) and Thirupathi temple areas were in contention. The Telugus wanted the land north of the city of Madras, as well as half of the city of Madras and Thirupathi. The Thamizh stated no these were all in their ancient historical traditional lands and the temple was built by a Thamizh king. This is why the temple name is still Thamizh ” Thirupathy Thirumalai”. The Telugus only arrived here much later during the Vijayanagar empire and British rule. Finally, it was decided the city of Madras( Chennai) and the land north to it up to Nellore will go the Thamizh but Thirupathi just north of the Thamizh Nadu border will become part of Andhra Pradesh.

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        Now as per the photos the Rajapaksas are going to this ancient Thamizh Hindu temple, now in Telugu land, dressed in Thamizh style( not the Telugu Thaar Pacchi style) and worshipping Lord Venkateshwara or Elumalayan and wanting his blessings. Strange, as we know what is happening to the Thamizh and the ancient Hindu temples in the north and east, at the hands of Chingkalla Buddhist fanatics and Islamic fanatics in the deep south of the east. In Thamizh there is a saying ” Paddikirathu Theevaram iddikarathu Sivan or Perumal Kovil”. Meaning you sing praise to God but destroy his temple. This reminds me of this saying. Go and worship Hindu gods in India but in Sri Lanka marginalize the Thamizh and destroy or forcibly convert ancient Hindu temples to Buddhist or in some places Mosques. Not sure how accurate this is but heard from a source that the Rajapakses were told in advance that they were not welcome in Thirupathy., due to what was happening to the Thamizh living on the island and to the ancient Hindu temples in the north and east of the island, at the hands of other religious extremists, where no action has not been taken.

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    Please explain how a country bumpkin Namal Rajapaksa has USD $700 million plus in a Dubai bank account?

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      GUS,
      .
      Please add any supportive links as well. We all believe, that they looted it in inestimable volumes, but we should reveal lot more. Tomorrow; the 2nd of January 2022. is scheduled BP to leave for DUBAI and check his bank statements on the cost of tax payers funds.

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    I think the bottom line is; when we use emotion to make decisions the end result is disastrous.
    The case in point is right here, we were getting all worked up with racial and religious divisions while the criminals were busy looting our country.
    We were distracted by an irrelevant issue and majority of us fell for it.
    Mara and co have gone to great lengths to hoodwink our citizens. I will not be surprised if the Easter bombing was also their work.
    While you and I are bickering and fighting over trivial issues, they are robbing us under our very noses.
    We are fighting over silly things but we forgot that systematically the Rajapaksa clan and their band of thieves have assumed sole control of the country.
    We have allowed this because we are not reasoning properly. We use our hearts instead of our brains. That is the problem….
    We should take much of the blame the actions of the mara clan for it was our stupidity which allowed this to happen.

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    What happened to Nirupama/ Nadesan saga. Just an eye wash and a typical Lankan public stunt ??? Both show up in bribery commission just for a day for a photo op with tea and snacks. Next day news with pictures are published. Public is satisfied and moves on to next papers/Panama. Whereas in functional countries people who are guilty ,not only punished but barred from holding any public related positions. It is all about honesty, integrity, credibility and character. This I believe is true even in S.Korea and Japan. Whereas in Lanka (to certain degree India too) to avoid such inconvenience public figures/politicians are never found guilty, if found they are pardoned, re-elected, re-hired or can even become PM/President. That is Sorry Lanka for you.

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    Did Daisy Achchi ship her notes to Uganda?

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      Dear Buddhist 1 ,

      happy new year to you ! May you all be blessed with powers to reveal more about BPs and the size of their crimes.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmdX5I9xDvk
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      Sure, the case filed on this by young chap Theuwara will reveal some more on this. I have no doubt, bp have kept that much of funds in that chinese hide out for the future generations of Rajakashes.

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