1 November, 2020

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Witness In Crucial FCID Case Says CCD Officials Assaulted Him

An important witness in a crucial FCID case, Sarath Dissanayake, the driver of former Presidential Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath today lodged a complained with the Human Rights Commission in fear of his life, after officials of the Colombo Crimes Division(CCD) allegedly ‘abducted’ him last Thursday and assaulted him severely.Sarath Dissanayake

Dissanayake, who is an important witness in several FCID cases in relation to monetary fraud carried out during the previous regime, claimed that the CCD officials had insisted that he takes the blame for the alleged frauds amounting to billions of rupees, instead of naming the real culprits behind the fraud.

“This is the first time in history that an important witness in a financial crimes case is being attacked by the police,” Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon, Executive Director of the Center for Human Rights said.

He said that after Dissanayake approached him and members of the Centre, steps were taken to lodge a complaint with the Human Rights Commission. “The Anti-Corruption Front lodged a complaint on 20th January 2015 against financial fraud. But to date there is no investigation, and now even the lives of witnesses are in danger,” he said.

He went on to add that despite the change in Government on January 8, there is not much of a difference. “Even then we had to protect people, and even today we have to do the same. It appears that only the governments have changed, but people continue to live in fear,” Tennakoon added.

Meanwhile, the lawyer representing Dissanayake told media that a group of men dressed in t-shirts and shorts, and covering their face had knocked on the door of Dissanayake’s home in Piliyandala at around 9 in the night and had assaulted him, and then arrested him and his son and taken them both in the most illegal manner to the CCD office in Dematagoda. “Not a single person was in uniform and even after he was taken to the CCD he was severely beaten by the officials,” the lawyer said.

Dissanayake reportedly had cashed cheques to the tune of over 12400 million rupees alone while working for Senarath from December 2014 to January 7, 2015.

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    Corrupt Maithripala Sirisena is tangoing with Mahinda Jarapassa and this is the result, stalled corruption and criminal investigations and the culture of impunity and immunity for the corrupt politicians, Jarapassa family, stooges and SLFP thugs.

    Jarapassa is still money laundering on over seas jaunts to Thailand and in Uganda while visiting the dictator there, as Ayahapalanaya Sirisena dances with MR and protects their common interests and assets – SLFP thugs, crooks, criminals, murderers and morons!

    Long live the CORRUPT POLITICIANS and SIRA in the Miracle of Modayas!

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      This is an attempt to protect Gamini Senarath. Who wants to protect this man. Is it President Sirisena or is it the PM and the bigwigs of the UNP ????

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      Not CCD, it should be CCCD- Colombo Crime Committing Division. Politicians not alone here, well supported by Divisions! Jeyawewa!!

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    It is the wish and hope of the nation that the IGP who has raised high expectations of fearless action will check on the veracity of the complaint. If it be true severe punishment is called for against the culprits.

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    Dec:2014- Jan 7th 2015.
    Assuming,its early Dec:within 5 weeks to cash cheques to the tune of Rs:12400 M
    while working for Senerath- Presidential Chief of Staff,by a mere driver is certainly the tip of the ice-berg!

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      How could a mere driver cash cheques to such an amount, while the teller and their line managers simply keeping mum? How come they were complying without question avoiding the question how such a person could amass such a vast amount of money?

      Ether the officials were dumb, or if not they were muzzled by the abiding bank hierarchy and the string-pulling politcians or their side-kicks. We cannot believe that such mega scale irregularities had gone un-noticed, unless the principals were sitting at the highest places in SLK governance at the time.

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        Thisu, what was impossible was made possible by Rajathuma – should not be overlooked to you right ? So what a question ?

        Even becoming all these clear, Media men to further support MR et al is the greater question to raise. They dont like bringing realities of MR adminsitration at all. Today they have relatively more free space to bring them and make aware the nation… thousands of questions stayed unraised… by journalists like – MR has not yet been interviewed by any of the issues in an acceptable manner except the few questions being passed to him – Alibaba has always been, he prevaricates.. with jokes… smiles… smirks.. mimiks…. MR should long have been jailed… that is my view. Germany/Samuel Jayaweera

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        thrishu

        You seem to be surprised by all these unethical/criminal dealings. You must have lived in a far far away planet.

  • 12
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    Dear President Maitripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Raniw Wickamasinghe,

    RE:Witness In Crucial FCID Case Says CCD Officials Assaulted Him

    “This is the first time in history that an important witness in a financial crimes case is being attacked by the police,” Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon, Executive Director of the Center for Human Rights said.”

    “Dissanayake, who is an important witness in several FCID cases in relation to monetary fraud carried out during the previous regime, claimed that the CCD officials had insisted that he takes the blame for the alleged frauds amounting to billions of rupees, instead of naming the real culprits behind the fraud.”

    “Dissanayake reportedly had cashed cheques to the tune of over 12400 million rupees alone while working for Senarath from December 2014 to January 7, 2015.”

    President Maitripala Sirisena and Prime Minister RaniL Wickamasinghe, are you going to do SOMETHING about tgis or SIT on your BUTTS?

    Just Curious!

  • 11
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    See, Mahinda Rajaakshe – now the kind of men and their deeds slowly come to surface. These innocient menI really dont think so would not say untruths.

    FCID, please be decent no need to physically harm to the kind of innocient men.
    These are real …. good evidence..

    Jayawewa…. these little men are the heros of the day. Please all responsible authorities should work together to find the truths of all these stories.

  • 6
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    Why cant Gamini Senarath and Mahinda Rajaakshe be interviewed together ?

    Jornos … wake up .. you have good big challenge, if can prove.. the truths..

    Mahinda Rajaakshe was the minister of FINAINCE of the previous regime – he should be made accoutable for all the money abuses … what they did with those monies … today the poor of poor are subjected to pay more taxes, for all the abuses deliberately let happen by Mahinda donkey Rajaakshe.

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      Why can’t you see the simple obvious fact? They have nothing against MR despite all the claims. Not saying MR is innocent but this government has nothing. My3 would have sent MR to jail if they have something. MR is now openly challenging My3 and My3 cannot do much. This drama will continue.

      • 5
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        shan, you prove that entire nation is pro- corruption/ absuses.

        Journos stay silent, not because they love MR, but not being able to face the threats. Most close to Rajakashes are thugs, murderers, various multi criminals. .. that you know Shan better right ?

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          How I supposed to know? I assume that you don’t like my comment so you assume I’m a MR supporter.

          • 1
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            Your comments had no relevance. What matters is why you guys thinnk MR is the most capable irrespective all the high harm done to the nation ?

            Today, too, to stand by the bugger … is no comprensible to anyone with a little brain.. please talk to your kids, they can teach you good and bad.. after than you may please join CT forum so that we can we continue our discussions here.

  • 1
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    Why assaulting the people if he has done wrong doing is this yahapalanya method to harm anyone okay investigate and then arrest him if he is guilty.

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    The White Van culture seems to be still operational. Who is going to take action against the Corrupt CCD Officials who Assaulted this poor man and his son. Will the IGP and the Attorney general take action or are they all playing a game to protect the Thieves? Looks like Yahapalanaya has become Bananapalanaya.

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    Case No. B25389/1/15 at Colombo C.M.Court re Money Laundering by G.Senarath has already been filed by the FCID. So such activities by the CCD or anyone will be a matter subject to Courts intervention? Society will look to the action that the new IGP will initiate along with the AG, as a matter of urgency.

  • 3
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    Dear Mr pujith wijesundara: Action please.who are the CCD officers that more powerful than you to assault the witness knowing that there will be a repurcusion.

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    So then the Colombo Crimes Division want this pathetic driver Sarath Dissanayake to take the rap for 12400 million rupees that his still well connected boss Gamini Senerath stole from the Sri Lankan people. I wonder what the FCID will do now? Dissanayake was the witness in the case against Gamini Senerath. Shouldn’t the FCID protect its key witnesses knowing very well what these well heeled thieved of yesteryear are still capable of doing?

    I am getting confused as to who is behind all such machinations. Seems like nothing has changed. One utterly corrupt regime goes and another takes its place. No end to the woes in this thrice blessed Sinhala Buddhist nation.

  • 3
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    Folks
    You have read and heard about the recent deaths or murders in secret remote areas, In houses ,
    Inside 4 wheel drives with people shot and burnt to death beyond recognition , Road side killings ect….
    All these murders have been covered up with the age old fictions by the Police as drug related or Family disputes.

    I am sure these are crimes related to MR& Co who are ready to silence witnesses.
    Srilankan security services consists of Army , Navy and Police which sucks !!

    This is the culture nurtured by Bodi MARA, Bodi Sira , Bodi Samare and the whole lot of Bodi Modayas.
    This culture did not happen overnight.
    This had been going on since the Indepence 70 years ago.

    Shame .

  • 0
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    All Sri Lankan idiots jumping to conclusions and giving their verdicts again !!! SL is full of born idiots – no wonder they are never going to grow up and prosper.

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    Hmmmm. No wonder Batalanada Ranil’s F******* CID is busy.

    Wonder whether they counted this cash in a machine, or just ticked off the number of Gunny bags..

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      K A Sumanasekera, you got it right, How long do you think it will take to count 12 billion rupees even if you had counting machines and all in 5,000.00 Rs notes between december 2015 and january 2016. Its all a concocted story as usual to mislead the people

  • 0
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    All this is to make Sirisena and the SLFP look bad and slowly but surely Ranil will become president. All part of the big game plan, but a risky one as the UNP is identified with Sirisena

  • 2
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    According to sources on the Internet (who have posted pictures of evidence), this Dissanayake is no saint himself, having defrauded people out of several millions with dud cheques. There is always more to these storeis than meets the eye. Perhaps his crooked lawyer Udul will finally see that smug look wiped off his face.

  • 2
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    The law has gone to dogs. Do we have a law? Mr. IGP?

  • 1
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    Everybody who have ear to the ground knows who wants to protect Gamini Senarath. It is the PM and the UNP.

  • 1
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    New IGP Mr. Pujitha Jayasundara hope you will do the justice to this man Sarath Dissanayake.

  • 1
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    The most currapted official in Rajapakse Govt. Presiden,PM ,IGP the ball is in your hand.

  • 2
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    this is what i said all along,the hambantota rascals are not fools,they would have packed the police force with their guys from the day they got the power to do it.Unless their men are weeded out of the police and security forces we will not see them imprisoned for their crimes.

  • 0
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    Maru Yahapalanya. SIRO AND RANIL ARE YOU BLIND AND DUMB?

    What a shame. No difference between Mahindapalanaya and Yahapalanya.

  • 0
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    Where is that multi barrel firing Human Rights advocate during UPFA regime who was firing in all cylinders have gone silent now? Has his Multi Barrel has got jammed ??

    That all knowing Basil fernando of the Asian Human Rights Commission AHRC has gone dead. has his vocals got jammed ????

    Looks like the Deaf & Dumb are leading the yahapalanaya.

    Did you guys read what Dr. Sudharshini Fernandopulle had to say about her husbands death?
    She question where was the West???????? they were present after France & Belgium.

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