25 September, 2020

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Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe’s Axe Against Hemasiri Linked To Deal For Avant Garde

Colombo Telegraph can reveal that former Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe‘s reasons for making police complaints against former Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Hemasiri Fernando who is an ex naval officer is linked to a lucrative contract he was pushing the Defence Ministry to give the highly controversial private security firm Avant Garde which is run by Rajapakshe’s bosom friend Major (Rtd) Nissanka Senadhipathi.

Rajapakshe who has been a strong backer of Senadhipathi and his Avant Garde even as the security firm that ran floating armouries by illegally leasing weapons from the Sri Lankan military while Gotabaya Rajapaksa ran security affairs was trying to get new licences for the company a few months ago Colombo Telegraph learns. This is even as Senadhipathi remains on bail for defrauding hundreds of millions of rupees of funds from the state and Avant Garde has multiple cases and investigations ongoing about their activities using state resources and funds under the auspices of Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Nissanka Senadhipathy and his Avant Garde still owes Rs 2.8 billion in dues to the Sri Lankan Government which is yet to be paid for profits earned through its Floating Armoury business.

Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe who is currently a major Sirisena loyalist took Senadhipathy’s request to President Maithripala Sirisena it is learnt. Former Minister S.B. Dissanayake was also involved in the negotiation Colombo Telegraph learns.

President Sirisena summoned a meeting of security officials and asked the Defence Ministry to consider giving licences to Avant Garde to resume operations. However senior Navy officials who were present at the meeting strongly opposed the President’s proposal saying the Avant Garde was still owing them hundreds of millions in unpaid dues. All three forces personnel opposed the move Colombo Telegraph can reveal and even the Chief of Defence Staff was not in favour of the proposal.

This had caused the President to back down from the plan sources said but he insisted on a committee being set up to study the matter. However it is learned that through Rajapakshe and Dissanayake, Nissanka Senadhipathi tried to sneak in two of his “preferred” officials into the committee. Senadhipathi has several military officials on his payroll Colombo Telegraph learns.

However former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando had strongly opposed the effort to allow Senadhipathy’s “representatives’ into the committee.

The licences were never approved. Rajapakshe and Dissanayake are hoping that a new Defence Secretary will pave the way for these approvals to be granted and for Senadhipathy to continue to do business at the Government’s expense again.

Rajapakshe has always been a strong backer of Avant Garde and his friend Nissanka Senadhipathi even making statements defending them in Parliament in 2016. Photos later emerged of the Senadhipathi and Rajapakshe families taking holidays together in Disneyland.

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    Many people enjoy life to the hilt on ill-gotten gains while a hard-working estate labourer cannot earn even a basic sum of Rs.1,000/- a day!

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      Estate Labourer: ……a hard-working estate labourer cannot earn even a basic sum of Rs.1,000/- a day!”
      It should be “….Rs. 1,000/- a WORKING day”.
      The lucky ones gets 50 days work/year.

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    Don’t talk crap CT! You twist and turn events and news to fit your agenda of attacking Gota!

    Pathetic!

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    Wijedasa, Hemasiri and Senadipathi what is their back ground , how did they get to where they are today? It will be a good question for a social scientist to study how the new order of money is destroying all standards and values .

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    Wijedasa Rajapakse P.C. a Lumpen element from Tangalle also ended up as Minister of Justice.These folks have come to rob the country using the duty free vehicle of Politics.

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    Wijedada Rajapalsha is a wolf. I dont know why people elect such people to office.

    Respected ho during MR time. But everyone has realised that he is a crook as most if the others in both government and in the opposition.

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    Wijedada Rajapalsha is a wolf. I dont know why people elect such people to office.

    Respected ho during MR time. But everyone has realised that he is a crook as most if the others in both government and in the opposition.

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    The former Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe did bring to the attention of Parliament the appointment of the disgraced South Eastern University’s former Vice Chancellor Dr. S.M.M.Ismail as a national list MP.
    Rishard Bathiutheen forced the resignation of M.H.M. Navavi, a list MP from All Ceylon Muslim Congress (ACMC).

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    All those who vilified Sarath de Alwis for his recent piece “An Olympian resigns” please take note.
    It is disgusting that these f-ing politicians are in bed with these oligarchs, whose only goal is to screw the people of the country.

    How many of us realise that every cent that goes to fatten these rotten bastards is a cent taken away from public coffers, and therefore, literally from the people’s buth pingaana?

    I am not one for vengeance, but some day I hope these rich but good-for-nothing characterless scum will face due retribution.

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    Corruption at the maximum by Politicians and their yes men. The genuine government officials suffer Bribery commissioner’s office is an ete wash

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    Avant Garde was a very successful Govt Private Enterprise which earned Billions of LKR in FX , And paid 38% of it to the Govt Coffers.
    All that in important UN sanctioned security work to keep the Bandits , Terrorists and Kudu Merchants off the Seas in our Region.

    Dr Ranil’s first F*****CID action was to dismantle Avant Garde and give that contract to his mates in Singapore ?…
    And Dr Ranil ‘s F*****CID spent tens of thousands of hours of valuable Police Time to interrogate, and prosecute Nandasena.

    Dr Wijedasa Rajapaksa the UNP Minster then, as the Minister in Charge of AG Department challenged Dr Ranil to show the relevant clauses in the Srilankan Constitute to charge Nandasena.

    I know Dr Ranil sacked Dr Wijedasa .
    Does anyone know what Dr Ranil’s response was to Dr Wijedsa’s Legal Question?

    That is how this Dr Ranil’s Yahapalanya worked so hard to destroy what ever poor inhabitants got after eliminating the 30 Years of Tamil Terrorism and Economic carnage.

    Today Catholic Community and their Holy Places are in Tatters.
    Muslim men in the South cry in front of the Cardinal because their Children can’t go to school and face Sinhala Children.
    Whole country is under siege by the fear of Suicide Bombs= Attacks.
    Road Blocks , Body Searches and Curfews are every where.
    Colombo Elite now find it difficult to do they grocery shopping.

    Dr Ranil now pretends that he knew nothing , after destroying the Intelligence Services, Jailing the Intelligence Officers, and spending Tens of Thousand of valuable Police Time and Tens Millions of Police budget on Over Time..

    But Dr Ranil’s best buddy Mr Mangala Samaraweera is still bragging how hard he has worked to bring Sanhindiyawa to Srilanka..
    And how happy his Foreign Mates are with his work.

    Managala was bragging even as late as last week, that he is bringing is Oodles of FX soon from the West to give us more Sanhindiyawa.
    Wonder what sort of deal has Mangala done with the MCC?.

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      Where do these tourists get foreign exchange to hire a luxury limousine and pay for their other expenses? Poor inhabitants and those millions of migrant workers who are working in the medieval middle east kingdoms have to earn enough to support the lifestyle of the few corrupt rich.

      Oh Man, Buddha didn’t attain Parinirvana for nothing.

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        But, I had an opportunity to go to USA. One of my classmate from matara who lived in USA came to airport to welcome me by limousine. He has he business there. I think we should not be narrow minded.

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          kirthi

          What is your friend’s name, Basil or Senadhipathi?

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          Kirthi,

          When I went to play Two Up at the Circus Circus, they sent me a stretched Limo too to the Air Port at LV, and dropped me back in the same Limo. .

          But then how can my mate who is a Native Vadda get a ride in a Limo.
          I hope Dr Ranil has given him at least a Nano..

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            KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

            Why did the Hindians bring the national hangman Gota from the USA in 2005?
            Did you know Gota completed a staff course in Wellington ( a cantonment town in the Nilgiris District of) Tamil Nadu and his Masters degree on Defence Studies from the University of Madras?

            Do you know the total worth of Dutta Gamani’s wealth when he died?

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        Dear Native,

        Read the comments properly , mate.
        Senadipthy was the biggest FX earner for the Lankawe Government until Dr Ranil F**** him
        And gave the Avante Gard to Dr Ranil’s mates in Singapore..-

        What you should have asked me is whether that Ibrahim’s spanking new latest Model Beamer was bought with the UNP’s Pin Up Boy young Sujeeva’s Yahapalana Car Permit?.

        But then you are not that sharp .. Are You?..
        BTW, Wonder what happened to the Deeds for that 800 Acres of Magamapura Land which your native mate from DMK bought with only a 5 % deposit?.

        Can you check with your mate Mallika and report to us. whether Samarae has banked at least that 5 percent to help the Balance of Payments..

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          KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

          “Senadipthy was the biggest FX earner for the Lankawe Government until Dr Ranil F**** him”

          Lets have published Financial Statements for the period from its commencement to the last available set of accounts of his business together with comparative figures for earnings from Medieval Middle East.

          We know you are going to take a crab walk.

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            Dear Native

            Our poor Dalit Women and Men who e work in the Lands of Arabs are not Government Employees…Are they??

            I was on about real Government Business Ventures , started by real Pros, who know about Business ..

            Not your Lot ,lead by Dr Ranil , Mallika, Kabir, and Galleon Ravi.
            And now with the Financial Expertise of the Dress Maker Specialist Mangala who sell the Land even without a Deposit..

            What happened to Dr Ranil’s VW Assembly Plant.
            Mitchellin Tyre Factory.
            And DMK Oil Refinary .

            Has the Naduan at least paid that 5% for our 800 Acre block of Mahavamsa Land from the Birth Place of great King Dutta Gamini, who liberated the Nation from Dravidians first. …

            Is Sagala still working on the Deeds for that 120 Thousand Acre Block for the MCC?…
            Is your Buddy Surendran Stake Holder , Or just a Venture Capitalist ?..
            Does Sampathar and Abraham know about this?…

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      ‘Colombo Elite now find it difficult to do they grocery shopping’

      True, men, true. Do you know that Aunty Monica has been reduced to just one driver? How to take the children to school? As for her servant, don’t ask. Where can you get a decent servant these days? They come wearing slacks and speaking better English than their employers.

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        paul

        If Nona is deprived of driver (healthy well build stud) who is going to entertain her and make he happy and satisfied?
        It is disaster.

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    Bloody rogues.

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    At a time like this, shame on the sad loser who ‘wrote’ this so-called “article”….

  • 7
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    WR is making MS dance like a puppet.

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    When FM SF bought this information to public attention, Wijedasa was not too pleased and accused him of mental disorder.
    Wijedasa along with others that opposed the appointment of FM SF as Minister of Law & Order cannot escape blame for the calamity we are now facing.

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      Sanga: {“Wijedasa along with others that opposed the appointment of FM SF as Minister of Law & Order cannot escape blame for the calamity we are now facing”}
      The malaise lies in the absence of Law & Order.
      Law makers profit from this and will not fix it.

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    I do not want to get entangled in a religious dilemma. But is it allowed to crucify Buddhists because these bastards in politics does not deserve anything else other than been stoned like in mid east.
    All the parliamentarians including President and Prime Minister should be kicked out and SF brought into handle the situation under a temporary military rule.

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      In The World of Suzy Wong that may well happen, but in Sri Lanka the President is too greedy for power and position to put his country first.

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    You idiot Sumanasekera who ever you are, how can there be Govt. Public Enterprises. tELL US.

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