25 September, 2020

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Why Another Presidential Commission When Previous Report Gather Dust?

By Prema Dumbukpitiya –

Aiyo Sirisena whom are you trying to fool. We learnt through the media that you plan to appoint another Presidential Commssion to inquire into corruption of the yahalapalana partners. We already have with us the Bond scam report and are well aware of their performance.

Appointment of such Commissions of Inquiry which is at great cost is salutary if the recommendations are implemented. That’s exactly what you promised to do but did not. Have you implemented the PRECIFAC REPORT?

One Ariya de Silva writing to Colombo Telegraph recently mentioned about a PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION report initiated by you that gathered dust for years and how you threw the recommendations to the dust bin and appointed your arch enemy whom you flayed as Prime Minister for reasons best known to you. Not being assess we could also see through what acquired greater importance yes your greed to run again.

Iam quoting what he said for the convenience of readers.

“You appointed a Presidential Commission of inquiry with members of the Judiciary as Commissioners to probe the large scale waste and corruption of the previous regime in respect of many state institutions where BILLIONS were used by MR in his bid to win the Presidency having changed the CONSTITUTION which spelt out ONLY TWO TERMS.

Please see the recommendation of the Commission referred to in respect of the ITN where 225 Million was used by him.

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry on large scale acts of corruption (PRECIFAC), has concluded that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and three others were responsible for financial irregularities to the tune of Rs. 225m by the telecasting of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s election propaganda by the ITN channel during the General Election 2015.The Commission has concluded that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, former ITN Chairman Anura Siriwardene, former Deputy General Manager, Marketing, Jayasinghe Arachchige Upali Ranjith and former Asst. Manager, Marketing, Duleep Priyantha Wickremesinghe, have committed the offence of ‘corruption’ as explained in para 70 of the Bribery Act, offence of conspiracy to commit corruption and the offence of aiding and abetting corruption.”

The Commission has recommended that cases should be filed against these people under sections 113(B) and 102 of the Penal Code to be read with section 70 of the Bribery Act as amended by Act No. 20 of 1998.

The Commission also stated that the offence committed by Mahinda Rajapaksa is so grave that new laws should be enacted barring him contesting elections for life.

The Commission Report further states:

“It appears that the offence of corruption has been committed by the first party noticed (Chairman Anura Siriwardene) appointed by the sixth party noticed (Mahinda Rajapaksa) having treated the ITN, of which the government holds 100% shares, as his private property causing a loss to the government. “The sixth party noticed (Mahinda Rajapaksa) has in the same manner committed the offence of conspiracy for corruption.

“The third and fourth parties noticed (Upali Ranjith and Dilip Wickremesinghe) have committed the offences of corruption, aiding and abetting corruption and conspiracy to corruption at different times.

“People who have committed these offences cannot be expected to render any service to the country or its people.

“Therefore, this Commission is of opinion that it is not proper for politicians convicted of these offences to be appointed as people’s representatives in the legislature or as officers in statutory boards even after seven years of their being convicted.

You failed to take action and now propose to spend millions and worse proceeded to appoint the same person as Prime Minister. If your differences with Ranil W was the genuine cause and wanted a change you could have appointed someone who had not come to adverse notice by PRECIFAC. The fact that you did not do so clearly reveals what motivated you to insult the 6.2 million who entusted the country to you.

The country and its economy is in shambles and to the discerning observer ANARCHY IS ROUND THE CORNER. Yes you and your cohorts will be safe but we the average citizens while going through hardship to exist will also be exposed to grave danger.

The nation was witness to how hooligans behaved in Parliament and how Sudarashani Fernandopulle a,lady Doctor too figuring in the meleee pushing the Speaker’s Chair when thugs damaged public property. Do you plan to have a government of such types having blessed thugs to invade the vital state institutions earlier.

Do you plan to entrust to jackals to loot state property and conduct an impartial election.

The nation awaits the judgement of the much respected judiciary to limp back to acceptance in the world.

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    It is very much clear now , m&s is suffering from some complex …
    He does not care about the country and about it economy..
    The more instability we have the more economy will suffer ..
    We are losing billions in the values of rupees and in all other business sectors .
    Yet; for village man m&s all this does not matter as long as he is in power ..
    He will take this country into utter destrcution before he leave tte office

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      I think Sirisena appoint presidential commission to find out who robs more and then use that information to appoint as PM in future. Based on previous commission recommendation he appointed Mahinda Rajapkase as PM because he was best PM to bankdrupt this country as early as possible. You know his daughter wrote a book and told us that when he got angry with father he burnt their paddy field. Sirisena is angry with the country ad people so decided to burn this country.

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      I dont agree with WIMAL ponnawase, but I have to agree with him when calling current clown PRESIDENT as ” ayyo sirisena”.

      To this day, not even hundreds would rally round to agree with him. Surely, those punnakku eaters woudl do, but among the edcuated people, not even a single person would agree with Mythripala.

      Not Ambalangoda Rukada but Sirisena has been their NUMBER one Rukadaya to this day.

      I really dont know why the bugger all of sudden changed his nature. Or may well be he had been pretneding to be A SIRISENA which he was not. A man who had been part of an abusive man of Rajakshe to turn ou tto be normal is unthinkable.

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    The following is what I wrote to a SL Parlimentarian for which I have yet to receive a response.
    Please respond to this concern & query.
    Dear Mr Hon xxxxx,
    Please respond to this concern & query.based on the “copy and paste” of articles 38 to 40. below from the SL constitution. Why is no one wanting to exercise the provisions in section 38 to 40 to remove the president as its unlikely that the current worsening situation for the country as a whole will not change for the better with him at the helm now or in the future? As a simple majority is enough to get the Supreme court to get involved investigative though a two-thirds majority is required in parliament to remove him. A persuasive investigative report on the undemocratic, unconstitutional, manipulative, dishonest and fraudulent criminal conducts of both Mara & Sira and to a lesser extent RW are exposed by the SLSC with the ensuing and ongoing greatest damage since independence to all citizens of SL is exposed by them should they truly live up to their calling despite any and all partisanship for being appointed by them. Further, from the 3 options available in a crisis, catastrophe or calamity like this Fight, Flight or Freeze. The SLSC has erred or is seen to show partiality to the Mara Sira combo and avoid responsibility to the people of SL by giving such a long time to cause the present ugly happenings. As any senior experience and mature judge/s would have anticipated. This effort at worst will expose them for their failure and at best ” pave the way to expose and dismantle this 2nd “operation holdfast” coup-de-tat from the Singhalese Buddhists-Chinese-combos? Why does not the UNP, JVP or TNA or TPA initiate this?

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    If you look at the silly utterances he has made since of late, it is obvious he has gone off his head and he ought to get his head examined by a psychiatric and get medically condemned to evict him before he causes much greater damage to the country and its citizenry.

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    President says that Ranil planed to kill him thats why he dismissed his post then the question arises one who have kill got the Prime minister post how fair is it.off balance happens when there is no Fairness and equality are one should live up to. in both cases inquiry on process.

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    Guys, listen up. This is very important and I will say this only once. Why only once, you may well ask. It is because I may be suffering from PSS (Pansal Sira Syndrome) where when you repeat something it will always be 180 deg opposite from the original story.
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    Anyway, I just got this from a very reliable source very close to Pansal Sira . It explains how to tell when Pansal Sira is lying. Here are the Laws governing the truthfulness of Pansal Sira’s speech.
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    1) If Pansal Sira’s upper teeth are showing then he is not telling the truth.
    2) If Pansal Sira’s lower teeth are showing then he is lying through the teeth.
    .
    You may now ask, how can we tell when he is not lying? It is obvious from the 3rd Law:
    3) if none of his teeth are showing and no sound is coming out, then he is not lying.
    .
    You may now ask, how can we tell when he is not lying? It is obvious from the 3rd Law:
    3) if none of his teeth are showing and no sound is coming out, then he is not lying.
    .
    How can we tell when he is telling the truth and I don’t answer stupid questions!
    .

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    When Sirisena appoints a commission to investigate ‘yahpalanaya’ corruption, would that include him as well? It is known that a thief running away after a snatch robbery would shout ‘thief, thief’ to confuse the people chasing him & I think this is Sirisena’s strategy to boost his failed image as a honest & credible man.

    We all know investigative commissions are a waste of public funds because nothing constructive comes out of it. We don’t need commissions, just let the Police / Fraud Bureau, Inland Revenue do their job.

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      Let the new Presidential commission start with his appointment of his brother as head of TRC. This was his first offcial act.then let them investigate his ship deal with Maharajah

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    One has to admit (gruggingly or otherwise) that MR foresees way way ahead.
    MS is trigger happy and may be manipulated. He did not expect his PCoI on SriLankan Airlines to reveal that many skeletons.
    His planned PCoI on corruption of the yahalapalana partners is to divert our attention on the PACIFAC report.
    This is a simplistic answer to Prema Dumbukpitiya’s question.

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    “Why Another Presidential Commission When Previous Report Gather Dust?”

    simple answer.you need more and more files to blackmail effectively.JRJ started that ball rolling.

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