Will not allow offenders to flee: Maithripala Sirisena
Posted on December 15th, 2014

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

Common opposition presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena said he would not allow those who faced allegations of corruption to leave the country, if he were elected to office in January.

“There are many who are waiting to flee if we win the Presidential Election. I will not allow anyone to flee the country if they were alleged to have been involved in corruption,” he said speaking at the launch of the book titled ‘Alapalu Arthikaya’ (Doom and Boom Economy) written by former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka.

Mr. Sirisena recalled how he was prevented from speaking against corruption when he was in the government.

Mr. Ranawaka in his speech alleged that several highways were over estimated by exorbitant amounts.

Accordingly, he said the Kottawa-Galle Stretch of the Southern Expressway was over estimated by 281 per cent, Katunayake Expressway by 505 per cent, Galle-Matara stretch of the Southern Expressway by 705 per cent and the Kadawatha-Kerawalapitiya Circular Road by 2062 per cent.

Former Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said the national government, which the opposition would form would introduce a code of conduct for the legislators.

Members of Parliament need such a code of conduct,” he said

 

26 Responses to “Will not allow offenders to flee: Maithripala Sirisena”

  1. Nimal Says:

    If this article is true then the guilty that had committed such terrible crimes should be punished.SL is a developing country and to rob colossal sums should not be ignored as generations will pay for their crimes by paying back debtors. It seems greed has no limits

  2. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    THOSE WHO AMASSED ILLEGAL WEALTH HAS NO ESCAPE IF SIRISENA WINS. THERE WAS NO LIMIT TO STEALING.

    THESE ROGUES NEVER THOUGHT OF THIS DAY. THEIR CHILDREN NEVER THOUGHT OF THE IMPENDING REPRISALS.

    LORD BUDDHA SAID, “” ALL THINGS ARE TRANSIENT, NOTHING IS PERMANENT ”

    TIME TO FACE THE MUSIC. ALL ROGUES DESERVE IT.

  3. jay-ran Says:

    Nimal & Susantha,
    The SAME RULE APPLIES TO EVERY ONE INCLUDING My3,RW,RK,CBK,and all!
    So will My3 will PUNISH THOSE WHO LOWERED THE WATER LEVEL OF PARAKRAMA SAMUDRAYE BY 1.5 Ft TO ENABLE My3’s BROTHER’S HOTEL ON THE BANK OF PARAKRAMA SAMUDRAYA BE SAVED WHILE 18,000 ACRES OF FARMERS CULTIVATING LANDS WERE IGNORED???

  4. NeelaMahaYoda Says:

    After 9th January I Hope these offenders will also be prosecuted promptly;

    First Offender – Maithripala Sirisena for dishonestly assisting and organising World Bank Loan for his brother to purchase latest Technology Rice mills at Pollonnaruwa, facilitating his brothers to obtain government contracts and fraudulently helping his brother to purchase a hotel corporation hotel in a public auction

    Secoond Offender – Champika Ranawake wilfully neglecting his prime duties as a senior minister to take action to stop purchase of coal without following a proper tender procedure

  5. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    JAY-RAN !! You are right. I thought of the same thing. They are all bloody Rogues.

    SET A THIEF TO CATCH A THIEF.

    You know Jay-ran, Truthfully, I think it is not fair to punish the Government Servants who obeyed the commands of the Ministers and Members of Parliament. If they did not obey, they will be sent home at once. They have to put food on the table from their Pay Packet, unlike the Rogues who earn millions under the table. So there has to be a FORMIDABLE party to PUNISH THE PUNISHERS. That is the best thing that could happen. THEY MUST EAT EACH OTHER.

  6. Independent Says:

    Jay-ran,
    Punishments are compulsory and this should start somewhere.
    Our president pardoned Indian Drug Dealers sentenced to death.
    President cannot be punished according to constitution.

    After Nimal SiriPala de Silva became the irrigation minister from 2007. Before this time it was My3.
    From 2007 Secretary( man who supposed to have water level lowered) remains unchanged. He came from New Zealand in mid 2006.
    Alleged lowering of water level took place after 2009.

    If my3 has done this, this must have done by the influence of NSS or the President, as the president appoints secretaries to most ministries to have his influence ( this is reported in media).

  7. Lorenzo Says:

    Good move My3.

    But he may be trying to fool people here. Can he stop US citizens? I don’t think so. If he tries to stop US citizens, US govt. will warn him and take tougher action.

  8. Lorenzo Says:

    FERDINAND MARCOS, TAKSHIN SHINAWATRA, Chandrika, etc. escaped after robbing massive amounts of money. They ALL had US or UK visa. We have MANY in the govt. with US green card and citizenship. NO ONE can stop them.

  9. Independent Says:

    Susantha,
    It is not always the politicians who are corrupt. Please don’t think this way. In the past many officials, secretaries, (and as I personally know ) Engineers , technical officers are very corrupt. Some of those people escape to other countries ( most in the USA, UK, Aus, NZ). They all support the president as the president has this habit of not punishing anyone.

    Early days, the official’s corruption was done without the knowledge of the minister.
    There was a top official ( not a politician) famous for corruption. He too built a hotel using government material by the bank of a famous reservoir.

  10. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    My3 is a bullshitter! So he is going to put the bandit queen behind bars
    on the 9th January. He himself should be behind bars for the corruption he is
    responsible of. He is showing more and more desperate by the day.

    Who is this guy? He will lick all the Indian, American, British, French, German, etc
    etc. etc. etc. boots and dance to their tune. He is a clown!
    Send him down the dustbin of history on the 8th!

  11. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    I HAVE A STRANGE FEELING, THERE WOULD BE A “”””HIGH NOON”””” IN SRI LANKA ON JANUARY 8TH 2015.

  12. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    “”FORE WARNED IS FORE ARMED “” Sirisena is warning the present regime. with dire consequences. He is a fool. They will be ready for him now. They know some of his strategy. Fore warned is Fore armed. Nobody in Power will bow down to threats of intimidation. Nobody. Present regime must be already having their plans to bust him, when necessary. SIRISENA CAN SET OFF A “HIGH NOON”. He will have to watch his mouth. SF did the same thing and where did he end up.?

    INDEPEDENT !! When the BOSS is corrupt, the under dog too gets corrupt, so no checks.

  13. Lorenzo Says:

    SW,

    Looks like my dream will come true.

    If politicians try to close airports, the military will have no option than to take over. This is the tourist season!!

    But anyway My3 didn’t say he will close the MATTALA airport. Only the KIA will be closed, if at all.

    I think he never said he will CLOSE airports. He said he will not allow A CERTAIN GROUP OF PEOPLE to leave the country. That is for their OWN good.

  14. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    LORENZO !! YES, LOOKS LIKE WHAT YOU PROPOGATED WILL COME TRUE. POLITICIANS CANNOT CLOSE AIRPORTS. STF WILL BE THERE ON THE 8TH JANUARY 2015, ALONG WITH THE ARMY TO MEET THE POLITICIANS. REST WILL BE HISTORY.

    A VITAL STRATEGY IN ARMY MANEUVERS IS NOT TO FORE WARN THE ENEMY. THIS HAS ALREADY HAPPENED. ALL WHAT THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS IS A SMALL ENCOUNTER, AND THE WHOLE THING WILL FLARE UP.

  15. Indrajith Says:

    Two most corrupt politicians in Sri Lanka are CBK and Our Mangala. There is a complete book written about CBKs corruptions by the name Bandit Queen or Chaura Rejina in Sinhala. It is worth reading this particular book during this election time. The strange thing is this lady never denied alegations levelled against her by Victor Ivan in this book.
    That is a valid reason to believe all what is in the book is real.

    Our Managla as the Minister of Ports & Airports in the government of CBK used Ports Authority funds to purchase and install an elevator to his residence for the benefit of his aging mother. When he was the Posts & Telecommunications minister of the same government he had several questionable dealings with Japanese companies and a particular Japanese telecom supplier paid his private international call bills. As I remember, Our Mangala is the one who is connected with the co-famous Thawathkaal deal as well. Now they are talking about corruption, waste etc. of this government.
    What a hypocrisy?

  16. S.A Says:

    මිනිස්සු මේතරම් ගුණමකුද?

  17. Vimutti Says:

    >>>After 9th January I Hope these offenders will also be prosecuted promptly;

    First Offender – Maithripala Sirisena for dishonestly assisting and organising World Bank Loan for his brother to purchase latest Technology Rice mills at Pollonnaruwa, facilitating his brothers to obtain government contracts and fraudulently helping his brother to purchase a hotel corporation hotel in a public auction

    Second Offender – Champika Ranawake wilfully neglecting his prime duties as a senior minister to take action to stop purchase of coal without following a proper tender procedure<<

    It’s even more basic than this: why did Maithripala NOT speak up against corruption while in government for THREE DECADES?; why would you believe Maithripala when he says he will not let offenders go free when his intervention with the justice minister and police is what led to his own son going free after brutally assaulting a man?

    The guy is a TOTAL FRAUD who has NO PLAN on how to continue to grow the economy, lift people out of poverty or unify the Tamils in the North and the East with the rest of Sri Lanka!

    He uses the anti-corruption talk to divert attention away from his lack of ability, lack of any achievement that would entitle him to be president, and lack of any plan of any sort of how he intends to govern the country.

  18. Hiranthe Says:

    It is disgrace to call this fellow My3. He is full of hatred similar to Gonseka last time. He should be called Waira. He got infested by the worst virus than Ebola from the Bandit Queen. Give a fair fight but why telling lies and playing to the gallery. I lost all my respect I had to this man.

    This shows that they are desperate. Good for MR. Come back and dissolve the Parliament and clear the house and chase the corrupted lot and thugs from the parliament and rule the country clean… get rid of 13A and give Tamils people greater chance with Grama Sabha, and rule fair. It is a good sign that on the dawn of his next term, Pope will be in SL and his blessing is good for us too.

  19. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    LORENZO !! HE SAID THAT AT TWELVE MIDNIGHT ON THE EIGTH JANUARY 2015, HE WILL ___HE WILL CLOSE THE BANDARANAIKE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. HE HAS NO STATUS TO INTERFERE WITH THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE COUNTRY AT THAT MOMENT. HE CAN BE JAILED FOR ANY FUTILE ATTEMPT.

  20. Lorenzo Says:

    SW,

    He didn’t say that.

    All he said was he will not allow the “corrupt” to escape from airports.

    His speeches are aggressive now. As he sees more and more people he seems to CHANGE into a more aggressive and assertive politico. Not sure where this will lead him to.

  21. Lorenzo Says:

    There were disgusting scenes at the cricket match today.

    Alcohol cannot be promoted in sport events by law.
    But LION brewery was all over the place. EVEN ON THE FIELD!!

    The LION symbol has been sold to them and a LION brewery sponsored man in a lion costume even went on to the captains at the toss of the coin!

    This is disgusting by ANY standard.

    MISUSING the national symbol the lion should NOT be allowed. CERTAINLY NOT for a beer company!!

  22. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    LORENZO !! I DID NOT GET THAT NEWS OFF MY HAT. I SAW IT IN SOME PAPER THAT HE WILL BE THERE AT MIDNIGHT 8th JANUARY TO SEE THAT ALL THE DOORS ARE CLOSED, AT BANDARANAIKE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. HE DID SAY THAT.

  23. Lorenzo Says:

    No SW. He didn’t say that he will CLOSE the airport for anyone other than the “escaping corrupt”.

    Some newspapers misinterpreted him deliberately.

    Anyway CORRUPT politicians should NOT be allowed to escape like FERDNAND MARCOS, TAKSHIN SHINAWATRA or CBK.

    My3 is following the MODI concept on MEDIA. He IMMEDIATELY responds to allegations against him. He has already clarified this and many other things.

    There is a youtube clip where he praises MR PROFUSELY. I mean PROFUSELY!

    But that is from 2010 campaign. In 2010 everyone praised MR. So he didn’t do anything wrong or shameful. The question is 2015.

  24. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    LORENZO !! No I did not mean anyone. He said he will close the doors at midnight on 8th January 2015, and will not allow anyone to flee. What he meant was those who have made money by corrupt practices. That is good, but he has no status at that time to order the closure of doors. Perhaps my interpretation may be wrong, and misleading. If that is so my apologies.
    You mention CBKs name here. So how is it that My3 is hobnobbing with a very corrupt person. The most corrupt President ever. Who is going to check her ? No one as usual. All Politics.

  25. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    LORENZO ! There is news that Basil is missing.

  26. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    SORRY LORENZO, BASIL IS IN THE HIDING, WITH DISCONTENTMENT.

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