Providing Security Services on Outsourced Basis 2016 for the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.
Posted on November 2nd, 2016

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada

2 November 1016

Rt. Hon. Maithripala Sirisena
President of Sri Lanka
President’s Secretariat
Colombo 1, Sri Lanka.

Attn:  Dr. Indrajith Coomaraswamy
Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka

Dear Mr. President:

Re: Providing Security Services on Outsourced Basis 2016 for the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.

On 08.09.2016, your Minister of Finance, Ravi Karunanayake has sought a favour (cronyism) for his friend Minister of Regional Development, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka from Dr. Indrajith Coomaraswamy, Governor of the Central Bank, in a letter written on 08.09.2016 (Ref:FA/KADS/E/4093/16)  to consider the tender submission by Mr. Sarath Fonseka’s son-in-law Mr. Danuna Tillakaratne, Director of United Guards Global (Pvt) Ltd, at Greenlands Lane, Colombo 5, for the above Security Services for the Central Bank, which is culpable of immorality, as the 24 gamme minissu   across the island when I asked them in February, kohomadha oya aluth arnduwa?”  They all snickered and told me, Oya okkoma hora yakku mahaththaya!”  Little wonder!

Mr. President, it is a fact that you are weighted down by an albatross necklace of rocks of  mindless stupidity of members of your Yahapalanaya government and especially by the Central Bank Bond Scandal, and you do not need another heavy rock added to your albatross necklace to bring your Yahapalanaya ‘Good Governance’ Government and you to your knees.  Do you, now?

The call is yours, Mr. President, to rein in the two Ministers and rap their knuckles hard and tell them you abhorred nepotism and cronyism of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s administration,  and that you will not tolerate such sordid, vile and unacceptable nonsense from the two Ministers from hence forth.    And if it happens again that you will show them the door. It is your call Mr. President to keep your Yahapalanaya Government clean which has become tarnished in many ways and many times and they are beyond being white- washed.  Your government is no more lily-white,

And I will now take this opportunity to address Dr. Indrajith Coomaraswamy on this issue in this letter.

Sir, as far as that letter of request by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake as a favour for his colleague Minister Sarath Fonseka, you got enough on your plate to clean up after the former Governor’s  Bond scandal which is eating your institution  like  by thousands of grovelling hungry termites.  You are in your right to tell these two Ministers to go and fly kites at Galle Face green and that you will not tolerate such political interference in your administration of the Central Bank.  Let’s show these Yahapalanaya Ministers that you hold high of your integrity and  independence that you have been entrusted to, and  that it will be up to you to make decisions for the good of your country.  Let’s have some honesty, Sir, let have some gumption.

Thank you gentlemen,

Sincerely,

Asoka Weerasinghe

(a concerned  and a passionate expat Sri Lankan)

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3 Responses to “Providing Security Services on Outsourced Basis 2016 for the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.”

  1. Sarath W Says:

    Dear Asoka,

    I always read your posts in Lanka web as I find them very informative and your style very interesting. I also admire your patriotism and love for Sri Lanka. Bu sadly this time you are wrong to write this letter to the president. As we all know one of My3’s first acts was to appoint his brother to a very important position. Then his recent rants about the FCID was all about distracting the nation to hush, hush about his son Dham the thug’s night club brawl. So how can he rein his ministers looking after their own?

  2. Dilrook Says:

    Thank you Asoka. Attaching the letter is good. I missed the letter in my article.

    However, given the involvement of 3 ministers and one public official appointed by him, I doubt the President will take any action. Keeping Rajapaksas at bay seems to be his only concern, to hell with the country.

  3. plumblossom Says:

    Yes, Ranil Wickramasinghe must resign immediately. This is the honourable thing to do. The country should be run by a PM who holds the confidence of most people. This is very important. Someone else who holds the confidence of the people should be appointed the PM by President Sirisena. Besides, Arjunan Mahendran did say the PM, meaning Ranil, asked him to do it. Therefore he should resign immediately which is the honourable thing to do and let any investigations take place without any interference. In other countries, this is what happens after this type of incident. So it is not at all unique.

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