Basil Rajapakse arrested and remanded along with two others over staggering Rs. 6000 million fraud ! – poor people cheated

(Lanka-e-News- 23.April.2015, 3.35PM) The ex minister of economic development Basil Rajapakse ( a sibling of deposed ex president Mahinda Rajapakse ) who was in charge of the Divi Neguma program meant for the benefit of the poor , was arrested and remand Read more >>

Court wants CID Report on Sajin’s Case probes

Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya ordered the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday to expedite investigations into the case against Parliamentarian Sajin de Vaas Gunawardena who is accused of earning money through improper channels and having purchased houses, lands, vehicles and aircraft using those monies. The CID had launched investigations under the Money Laundering Act according to a complaint filed against the parliamentarian by the Convener of the Anti-Corruption Campaign Wasantha Samarasinghe to the effect that MP Sajin de Vaas Gunawardena had purchased houses, lands, vehicles and aircraft using money earned illegally through improper channels………………  read all 

Capturing wrongdoers and producing them in Court is not revenge

Firstly I express my pleasure at your being elected by a majority of Sri Lankans, namely the Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim voters, as the President of Sri Lanka.
You are now the President of the entire nation, even of the people who did not vote for you.
You were not elected by 6,217,160 voters to adopt a flexible or weak policy relating to anyone who is responsible for the corrupt administration that existed during the life-threatening period of transition that spanned the hours between the night of 8th January 2015 and the dawn hours of 9th January 2015. You were not elected to institute overt or covert action that militates against the interests of the people and the country………………  READ MORE 

Who smuggled Rs 10B gem to America? – Eheliyagoda missing…

This magnificent gem was found, as usual, in the city of gems. What comes to mind as soon as the city of gems is mentioned is Ratnapura. However, this is not about Ratnapura. It’s about Eheliyagoda, which is located not far from Ratnapura. Eheliyagoda is equally well-known for her gems. When you pass through the town of Eheliyagoda and turn right at the Bodhimaluwa, you come across the most ancient Naa tree in Sri Lanka. It is the second of the most ancient trees in Sri Lanka. When we pass this tree, we reach Pohorabaawa. It was a fiefdom during the times of the ancient kings. Pohorabaawa is a large village. In fact, it’s a cluster of villages……………..READ MORE 

Sri Lankan prisons give unfair privileges to politicians

COLOMBO (EconomyNext) – A Sri Lankan deputy cabinet minister Thursday acknowledged that prisons give special privileges to politicians and other ‘distinguished’ persons not accorded to ordinary citizens, saying it was unfair and must be changed.

“It is unfair,” declared Eran Wickramaratne, Deputy Minister of Highways, Higher Education and Investment Promotion. “It will not cost much to improve the conditions in our prisons.”…………..  READ MORE 

Sri Lanka graft busters question Rajapakse brothers

COLOMBO (AFP) – Two brothers of former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse faced questioning by anti-corruption investigators on Thursday as the new government stepped up its crackdown against the old regime.

Hours after the former leader’s youngest brother Basil was arrested on his return from a trip abroad, another sibling, Gotabhaya, was hauled before the country’s main anti-corruption body over claims of kickbacks he allegedly received while he served as defence secretary…………..   READ MORE 

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