31 October, 2020

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Yoshitha Granted Bail

Yoshitha Rajapaksa, son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is embroiled in a money laundering scandal at the Carlton Sports Network (CSN) was granted bail by the Colombo High Court today.

Yoshitha Rajapaksa

Yoshitha Rajapaksa

He was released on a cash bail of Rs. 100,000 and two sureties of 1 million rupees each. Along with Yoshitha, bail was also granted for Rohan Weliwita, Ravinath Fernando and Kavishan Dissanayake.

A travel ban has been imposed on them.

Meanwhile, the bail application for Nishantha Ranatunga will be taken up for consideration later today.

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  • 35
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    Let me tell you the next episode in this mega drama.

    Namal arrested for money laundering/murder of Wasim Thajudeen. Then after a few weeks…Namal released on bail.

    MARA/SIRA/RANA/THE ROGUES AND MURDERERS all lived very happily thereafter, what more with additional perks and benefits.

    End of Drama…..We, the people….Dehiyo Saaki.

    • 15
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      Now Mara ET al are more feared – since SF revealed what had been hidden for years.
      Whiteflag issue will catch these guys easily.

      SF has no whatsoever fears to face it while these penisless idiots that are neither educated nor civlized will have all fears. Eating the cake not offering others have not helped them with the digestion.

      FCID should open a unit to give shelter to Rajapakshe family. The gravity of the problems these men have deliberately created are far from everyone s sympathy. All leaders do some sort of mistakes but the nature of failures done by Rajapakshes are beyond all levels.

      • 5
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        Dream on!

        • 9
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          You guys would go on swimming on their flowing toilet pits.

          But there are masses that want Rajaakshes to be convicted all the high profile abuses deliberately being done by them

      • 5
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        sama

        “SF has no whatsoever fears to face it while these penisless idiots that are neither educated nor civlized will have all fears.”

        Please define both education and civilisation in your own words. I never understood both.

        Education is what survives after what has been learned has been forgotten – B F Skinner

        Do you agree with the above quote?

        • 4
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          Education_ Erziehung (in German) – most in the country are not educated enough to differenciate good from bad. You may be university educated person but the manner you ve been brought up could be unique.
          Just study the bunch that march behind Rajaakshes – have no whatsoever respect and dignity to anything. They just want to do anything and everything sabotage any good moves. Are they the politicians we the nation shoudl rely on ?See over 300 000 have voted for Wimal Buruwanse – do you think those folks can see it right healthily ? no it is just the naive folks that are vulnerable to anything come on them. They just enjoy the moment even if their lovely ones woud have been attacked on broad day light. These folks would never learn it -so indifferent as no others -sure they are not a support to any good politicians.

      • 1
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        But no other government has managed to put LTTE behind us as history.

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          Sanjiv

          “But no other government has managed to put LTTE behind us as history.”

          Yes until the Hindians had decided to finish LTTE off from the face of this earth.

    • 18
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      Mahinda, Basil and Gota Rajapaksa should have been arrested long ago and the funds and gold stolen by them and the Jarapassa family that were stashed in foreign bank accounts brought back to pay off the national debt.

      Instead today the people have to pay for the Corruption of the politicians with rising taxes and VAT!

      Today “The politicians and not the poor are the real welfare kings and queens of the country. The oppressive increase in the VAT can never be justified in the public eye, if there is no reduction in the costly privileges enjoyed by the parasitic political class.”

      Ranil and Ayahapalanays is loosing the race and the economy is spinning out of control and looking to the IMF which is a curse because its policies are pro-rich and TRICKLE UP because it never mentions cleaning up the CORRUPTION and bringing back stolen wealth from the Global South that is stashed in global north and fattening those economies!

      IMF and WB figures are as much SPIN as Jarapassa’s growth figures, and no one should believe them anymore. Sad thing is that Ranil is running behind dirty old IMF, that has legalized financial criminality, corruption and INEQUALITY in the world and Sri Lanka will soon be like GREECE – in debt to the hilt, with IMF, CHINA and INDIA causing mega disaster development projects..

    • 10
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      Yoshitha Granted Bail

      “A travel ban has been imposed on them.”

      What happens if he leaves by boat, or bribes and flies out? Nothing?

  • 10
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    This may be until the results from Thadujeen videos are available.

    Else, none of us would get it as to why he kept in cage – if the parties brought evidences in terms of the lost 2.3 million dollars – PUBLIC want to see it too.

    ELse, any men to take into custody and leave them as if ones go to bathroom and return – will on long term be THE GREATEST joke.

    Lanken Authorities, please jail all these men that ate funds of poor tax payers. Ate the gold sums collected from the poor of the poor from the nothern srilankens. With Rajapakshe wife becoming swollen from the appearence – very symptom of the heavy metal consumption not second to Rajarate people s cd caused kidney disease – please folks wake up from your long slumber and work for the future – if only we lock up these buggers, we will have the way free from the unnessary obstacles.

    Even today, the bugger MR to add that he could better govern should be taken as a provocation – not knowing yet the burden his has deliberately created during the last term of his office. Econimic experts educated in the US repeat the manner Rjaapkashes have taken loans are not yet completed found … in various manner cheating anybody they have abused fund bodies. There should be an open discussion calling Rajapakshes and all the previous men in a forum so that people could finally get this clear. So long this would stay so nothing will work for the progress of this nation.

  • 34
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    All the Rajapakshas and a few others are going to end up at the International Criminal Court. Or end up getting something like the Bin Laden treatment.

  • 38
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    This is pathetic. Hand them over to the International Criminal Court.

    • 8
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      I thought it was one way.
      But him to have been released on bail is not accptable.

      How would Thajudieen family feel today ?

      How the others that wished this bugger son a proper verdict would feel today ?

  • 8
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    The two sureties should have been $ 9 Billion each totaling $ 18 Billion!

  • 10
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    QUESTION? IF HE WAS ARRESTED FOR NO BAIL CRIME , HOW THE HELL SUPREME COURT GAVE HIM BAIL?[Edited out] DOES NOT THIS PROVE THE FACT THAT THESE ARE REVENGE TAKING NOTHING ELSE. NEXT THE FOOL THAT INVADED ROYAL THOMIAN STAGE WILL BE IN LINE TO GO TO JAIL OR TO GILATIN UNDER THE NEXT GOVERNMENT. hA HAAA HAAAAAA. WE ARE SICK OF THESE STUPID SYSTEM.

  • 15
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    Another failure of this government
    Everyone knows that Mahinda Rajapaksa, his brothers, his three sons and all henchmen are robbers and thugs but unfortunately our judiciary system is very very weak.

    When innocent people do some mistakes, very suddenly they are brought to justice and imprisoned for life but Mega robbers and criminals are treated in a different manner.

    We hope JVP brothers will do something for the society.

    • 5
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      The country is monkeying John Kerry panacea.
      A poor man stole $100 at Louisiana and was sentenced for 19 years (a record)
      For every billion loss by banksters they get an years sentence.
      Its only a civil case and yet to be proved.
      all are equal except some folk.

    • 3
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      Actually, the current rulers seem to be not taking due action. One of them putting in jail for all the crimes perpetrated could silence Rajaapkshes. Above all the man who created all mockery should be brought behind the bars with all the evidence being revealed. For what purpose they further wait is the question I cant digest anymore.

  • 12
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    It will surely be shown a big mistake granting bail to Yoshitha or indeed any of the Rajapakses. Money is no object to these wealthy philanderers and will readily forfeit the sureties. Not so long ago Dhuminda, Mahinda Rajapakse’s son-in-law was granted bail and he immediately absconded. We never seem to learn.

  • 15
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    Ahhh, now back to air conditioned comfort, favorite foods ordered by Ammi, soft sheets on a comfortable bed, warm showers, luxury cars, watches, and designer duds. The luxuries that a Presidents son has been able to obtain, through ill gotten gains. Thanks to Sirisena/Ranil government these investigations go nowhere, and this is only a small inconvenience that the Rajapaksas have to go through…..well worth the price.

  • 14
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    There, the customary arrest, remand and the release. All is calm, All is bright.

    We, the bloody fools.

    • 1
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      not mere fools- Most people like you are addicted .

      Sirisena brings in the army as sabotage fears increase with the week gone by.

      • 0
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        addicted to what, I ask ? The tomfoolery in SL ? Should we laugh it all off ?

  • 10
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    What a way to get away with the loot. Nothing has been impounded movable and immovable properties, at least have their bank accounts been frozen, only thing we know travel ban imposed on all suspects? Just simply let out on bail. Now they have the opportunity to scheme up a way to dispose the assets and send their ill gotten wealth to a foreign soil to earn interest until all this focused attention on them gets diffused. No wonder the international community is of the view that our judiciary is weak and unsuited to balance the scales of justice, when it comes to sentencing of VIP convicts as against common criminals. Even the prisons environs are being given an uplift with repairs and fresh paint to look good expecting more of these VIP suspects to walk its corridors, along with their family and other VIP troopers. Can we sincerely declare the judiciary is independent and not a farce anymore? To me, it has not still not dawned on me to fully appreciate that our judiciary has truly salvaged its lost prestige due to its politicization in its recent past, when it became notorious as a rotten to the core system with jokers like Sarath n Silva and servile Mohan Peiris at its helm.

  • 10
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    The farce continues!

    What else should we have expected?

  • 8
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    good.now we don’t need to suffer with these power cuts.

  • 3
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    Send the whole lot to holland

  • 2
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    No…no…Guys… the testicles have been impunded !!!!

  • 3
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    We are busy talking of Yoshitha and Rapajapkse’s children. But Maithripala Sirisena should first keep his house in order before trying to correct other people’s houses. He too has a son Daham who is no better than these codgers of Mahinda Rajapakse. One day My3 will also be finding him going the same way trying his best to rescue his son from trouble.

    Daham has a habit of forcing his way uninvited and he had forced him onto the stage of 137th Royal / Thomian awards ceremony. He was involved in an assault of a police officer some time back when My3 was a Minister under former President Mahinda Rajapakse.

    May be best for My3 to take the position of ‘I scratch your back and you scratch mine’

    • 2
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      Shrikharan, what more could we expect when MS started the ball rolling when he ‘invited’ his son to be part of that early delegation, removing the Ambassador to accommodate his moronic looking offspring?

      Other incursions by his children into the public domain followed, but in spite of the objections of those who voted for him, it hasn’t made any difference!

      Breeding tells!

  • 11
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    I read in some news columns that if you are caught for money laundering, there is no provision to grant bail. This was the reason for rejecting previous applications. How come the high court grant him bail. THIS IS A BIG QUESTION MARK

    • 2
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      This seems to be a good way to retrieve the Misappropriated Funds.

      Arrest and Bail out; Rearrest and Bail out; and so on and on….

  • 3
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    The government of Sirisena-Ranil is scared of People wearing saffron robes and the Rajapaksas. As such, Sirisena-Ranil influence the police to arrest the monks and Rajapaksas to temporarily please the public and then influence the judiciary to release them for no reason. Sirisena wants to keep the SLFP intact and Ranil wants to split it. Both are not thinking about the country.

  • 3
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    the charges for money laundering to the tune of Rs. 234 million, criminal breach of trust, forgery and undervaluing imported items obtained by CSN……our judiciary gives bail?? According to the Financial Act of Sri Lanka Money Laundering is a Non-bailable offence

  • 2
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    Pick him up in a white van.

  • 0
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    This is like when a child is stubborn and behaving bad the parent showing the cane.Now Rajapaksa will keep quite for few months.When MR starts campaigning against MS and RW , they will put next son Namal behind the bars.So MR will keep quite for another six months. Next Gota is on line.This is a game plan.

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