Dubai Marriot Hotel is not mine – Mahinda Rajapaksa
Posted on May 15th, 2015

Courtesy Adaderana

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today rejected allegations that he invested millions of dollars in the Steel Corporation the Marriot Hotel in Dubai by using businessman Nandana Lokuwithana as a front man.

The Marriott Al Jaddaf Hotel in Dubai is the first ever five star hotel built and owned by a Sri Lankan living overseas.

The owner of the property, Lokuwithana, had reportedly invested US$ 225 million (approximately Rs. 2.9 billion) for the project.

Issuing a statement, Rajapaksa also charged that the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) has been set up with a view to harassing political opponents” and that it functions as an extension” of the UNP.

The statement further reads: The newly set up police unit, the FCID has filed a B report informing the Kaduwela Magistrate’s Court that they have begun investigations into a complaint that a sum totalling USD 48 million invested in the Steel Corporation and a sum of USD 190 million invested in the Marriot hotel in Dubai actually belongs to me and that the owner of these properties Nandana Lokuwithana is only a front man.

The B report states that the FCID had commenced this investigation on the basis of an anonymous letter which had been referred to them. The FCID has been set up with a view to harassing political opponents and the legality and propriety of the establishment of this unit is already before the Supreme Court.

It is very unusual for the police to report to courts that they are carrying out an investigation on the basis of an anonymous letter.

The FCID which functions as an extension of the UNP may have filed this B report to convey to the public the false impression that there is a ‘court case’ relating to concealed assets owned by me.

With a parliamentary election in the offing, it would be useful for my opponents to spread such a perception among the public. This is yet another clever and insidious way of carrying out false propaganda against me.

I wish to inform the public that the Steel Corporation and the Dubai Marriot hotel belong to whoever owns them and not to me.”

5 Responses to “Dubai Marriot Hotel is not mine – Mahinda Rajapaksa”

  1. Sarath W Says:

    This is again the work of faceless, gutless and brain dead cowards of the jarapalanaya crooks. They think by continuously throwing mud at President MR some will stick. Now the people who were misled by this crooked traitors have realised they made and are fed up with those false allegations. Glad President MR has taken action against the poofter Ava Mangala crook.

  2. Kumari Says:

    The allegations show how low Ranil can get to. Though sorry to see the grand old party go down with him, UNP has no moral right to lead a nation based only on lies. Lot of people who voted for MY3 hoping that he will give leadership to the country sans corruption, now realise how wrong they were. No wonder he is delaying the parliamentary elections. The longer he takes, the more they get exposed. Compared to MY3/RW/CBK, the Rajapakse’s are Bodhisathvas.

  3. ranjit Says:

    These UNP mud slingers and liars will go to the lowest level to intimidate MR as they fear of his come back. They know in their hearts how much people loves this man and how strong he is in the political stage. These three liars MY3/CBK/Ranil should be stopped before they do much harm to this country. Because of these three traitors Tamils and Muslims enjoy their freedom more than at any time. When Tamils were given pardoned the Sinhalese been herded to jails without any proof of any crimes. Tamils and Muslims have a bigger say than Sinhalese with this Jarapalanaya Govt under the Gays and Christians with a revengeful puppet as head of the Govt.

    MR is a light for my country while these evil trio CBK/Ranil/MY3 brings darkness and fear to the country. I hope the dark cloud will fade away soon and bring a bright light for all people to be happy.

  4. NAK Says:

    Those officials,whether the police or the attorney generals dept,who does the dirty work for this ‘jahapalana’ government must be told in no uncertain terms that when the time comes it will be them who will have to face the consequences for acting illegally to please their masters.

  5. jay-ran Says:

    These JADAYA MY3 WHOSE BROTHERS ARE ILLEGALLY SELLING RIVER SAND AND STONES,RANIL THE BATALANDA MINEEMARUWA UNDER WHOSE ORDERS LAWYER LIYANAARACHCHY KILLED AT BATALANDA BY INSERTING NAIL INTO HIS HEAD,UNDER WHOSE ORDERS 31 INNOCENT LITTLE SCHOOL STUDENTA WERE KILLED IN A SOUTH SCHOOL,UNDER WHOSE ORDERS TV ANNOUNSER RICHARD SOYZA WAS ARRESTED KILLED AND DUMPED AT WELLAWATTA BEACH,MODEE THE CBK WHO SLEPT WITH SANATH GOONATILLEKE ARE ALL BEHAVING IN A HIGHLY CORRUPTED MANNER TO SLING MUD AT RAJAPAKSES THE LORD WHO SAVED SIRI LANKA FROM MURDERERS LTTE THRU VENGEANCE AND JEOLOSY AND FEAR OF MR AS HIS POPULAERITY RISES DAY BY DAY. All this BORU CHARGES OF THE JADAPAALAKAS WILL COME AGAINST THESE DIRTY PEOPLE AND MR WILL RISE TO POWER WITH A GRAND MAJORITY AT THE NEXT ELECTIONS IS NO SECRET, BY THE BLESSINGS OF THRIVIDHA RATHNAYA,DEITIES,GODS WHO PROTECT THE WORLD.

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