A luxury residence to Ravi Karunanayake as a bribe for the Batticaloa Arrack Factory and not as a bribe for Treasury Bonds. – Wimal Weerawansa
Posted on August 19th, 2017

(Translated by : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA)

Nothing happens in this country on a planned basis except robberies.  It is the duty and responsibility of everyone who love and are dear to this country to prevent this country becoming a prey to the government of thieves.  This was stated by the leader of the National Freedom Front Parliamentarian Mr. Wimal Weerawansa delivering his address at the people’s seminar held at the auditorium of the ‘Sambuddha Jayanthi Mandiraya’ in Colombo under the caption On whose shoulders is the Treasury Bond Scam?”.(Bedumkare Kaage Kare?)

Speaking further he said that we are holding this seminar at a time the government by making Ravi Karunanayake as the sole accused of the Treasury Bonds Scam, and making him agreeable to temporarily resign from the Minister post and thereby attempting to conceal the gravity of this theft and in order to defeat and reverse this attempt.”

For the first time in the history of this country the Central Bank was brought under the subjects assigned to the Prime Minister.after 8th January 2015.  Prior to that, the Central Bank was under the Ministry of Finance.  It was under the Minister of Finance despite whoever who became the Prime Minister. The Governor of the Central Bank should be appointed by the President on the recommendation of the Minister of Finance.  If that is so, why the Prime Minister got the Central Bank under his purview? Was it not done under a pre-planned mechanism?

Just look at how the Prime Minister’s crooked and cunning brain has worked?  The person he got appointed was a foreigner. He is a Singaporean national who was an intimate friend of the Prime Minister.  Under whose signature this Governor of the Central Bank has been appointed.  Was it under the signature of the Prime Minister? No. Was it under the rcommendation of the Prime Minister? No – in respect of that also. He has been appointed under the signature of the President on the recommendation of the then Minister of Finance Mr. Ravi Karunanayake.

The Presidential Commission that investigates about the Treasury Bonds Scam has found the tail end of this theft.  It is the Prime Minister’s intimate friend, the former Governor of the Central Bank who stays at the end is Mr. Arjun Mahendran..  Then who appointed this Arjun Mahendran as the Governor of the Central Bank.  That was the President who has appointed him.  Then what about the Prime Minister?  He is a baby.  He does not know anything.  (Laughter from the audience)

Btillions and Trillions were exchanged then….

This shows that the Central Bank was taken under the Prime Minister as a pre-planned exercise. After that the intimte friend who was in Singapore was brought down for the post of the Governor.  You remember that all the Ministers who crossed over from the previous government went on pilgrimage to Singapore prior to January 8th   They went there and held discussions at the residences of Arjun Mahendran.  It was there that billions and trillions changed hands. My colleagues who spoke earlier clearly explained on how the Treasury Bonds thefts were carried out and its process.  Therefore I am not going to remind about it again.

The Canard spread by Pacha Ranawaka.

Normally a government get an allegation saying that it robbed while making expenditures.  These people made allegations against the previous government saying that they are building express ways and getting commissions from that work.  There were allegations like that.  Just see that Pacha Ranawaka said recently that under the previous government there were excessive developments, more than what were needed and there were opinions built up among the people that there were large scale misappropriations through these developments. He attempts to show that such opinions got created voluntarily.  Or the people have created such opinions.  Isn’t it that this opinion was spread by Pacha Ranawaka through his book titled ‘Mega Deals’.  This gang of scounderals who made allegations against the previous government appearing as faultless pure people now robbed not only from the expenditure of the government but from the income of thee country as well.  Obtaining loans through Treasury Bonds is an avenue of earning income for the country.  This is a theft carried out during obtaining State loans.  If theft of this nature was done when obtaining loans what type of colossal thefts they would carried out when development work is carried out from those loaned funds?

The biggest financial crime committed in Sri Lanka.

As per the Dentist Rajitha Senaratne the question about Mr. Ravindra Sandrais Karunanayake is a question of an ‘onion peel’.  If we proceed on enquiring as to how Rajitha Senaratnes acquired 07 – 08 ships it would become a question of ‘two or three onion peels.  If the State Minister for Finance Mr. Lakshman Yapa Abeywardene says that the loss incurred by the country from this Bonds Scam was more than One Trillion (1000 Billion) rupees what else we need to say.  Isn’t it the largest ever financial crime committed in the history of Sri Lanka? Dr. Nalaka Godahewa clearly explained earlier the impact created by this great robbery.  As a country today we have to obtain loans on high interest rates.  The fiscal sector of the country has crashed.  The economy has dwindled.  The trust on the state fiscal activities has been lost.  In addition to the aforesaid damage of a trillion rupees other damages have been caused to the country because of this large scale financial crime.

Sending the gang of robbers to the Commission without sending them to Courts!

Although some people thought that it was the emergence of a yahapalanaa that took place on 8th Januart 2015 what actually happened on that day was the emergence of a gang of robbers.  This government came to power preaching anti-corruption wild sermons.  All thefts that had taken place have been revealed by 2 COPE reports and from the report of the Auditor General. When one COPE report was to be released the President dissolved the Parliament.   As it was not possible to remain silent when another COPE report was published the President has appointed a Commission and it is conducting investigayions. As per details given in the COPE report and the report of the Auditor General this case should have now been heard in the Courts.  It is to prevent that this gang of robbers has now been sent to the Commission.  This Commission is not a place where punishments will be meted out to these thieves.  It is only a ‘talk shop’. Despite that this Commission has still not summoned persons like Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, Minister Maalik Samarawickrema and the people of that ilk.  Similarly none of the UNP Ministers who wemt to the Finance Milistry to make necessary arrangements before this infamous transaction took place have noy been summoned by the Commission yet. All these blue robbers have not yet been summoned to the Commission yet.

Batticaloa Arrack Factory and Ravi

What got fired at Ravi Karunanayake in the midst was a misfiring.  Here it was shot at the bush but it got hit at the hare.  The deal by which a residence was given to Ravi Karunanayake was a separate deal.  It was given by Arjun Aloysius as a gratification for giving concessions through the Budget to Arjun Aloysius’ Arrack Factory in Batticaloa.  It is Aloysiuses who run Arrack Companies in Sri Lanka.  If someone takes a ‘Shot’ Aloysiuses get a cut from it.  (Laughter from the audience).

Here we have to think about something.  If the gratification provided for establishing the Arrack Factory in Batticaloa was an ‘onion peel’  as per Rajitha Senaratne, how many ‘onion peels’ would have got those who planned the Bonds scam and by the ‘footnote gang’?

This gang of thieves who plunges this country to the abyss day by day is similar to a group of people who have got caught in a rain of Murugasan.  If the Joint Opposition did not bring forth a No Confidence Motion it would not have become necessary for Ravi Karunanayake to resign.  When we brought the No Confidence Motion a group of UNP MPs said that they cannot go against the No Confidence Motion.  Similarly a group of Ministers were also ready to vote in favour of the No Confidence Motion. Because of all this Ravi Karunanayake was forced to rsign.  If it was not done so it is the Ravi Karunanayake who lost the Confidence of Members would have been compelled to resign. (niz)

4 Responses to “A luxury residence to Ravi Karunanayake as a bribe for the Batticaloa Arrack Factory and not as a bribe for Treasury Bonds. – Wimal Weerawansa”

  1. AnuD Says:


    Your mathara Gay boy was talking yesterday that he fund Rs 30,000 lakhs all money stolen by Rajapakses. Then SLBC says, 2.5 crores were spent by shiranthi rajapakse to visit Vesak Celebration in Paris. but, Mangala says, the room rent alone for the King’s suite was 9 crores. then they were lookig for another $ 18 billion which they did not find yet, I suppose.

  2. dingiri bandara Says:

    Why are permits granted for new Arrack factories? Are there not enough hard liquor factories in this majority Buddhist country?
    Why are Buddhist Mahanayakes, the Buddhist clergy and the Buddhist leaders not raising their voices against? It is mainly the Buddhists that consume the brew. I hear occasionally some Muslims objecting.

  3. Nimal Says:

    We the tax payers in the country is faced with unbearable corruption on at all levels.Must ask the colonial types to help us to curb this menace.They could keep an eye on the stashed up money from our countries.

  4. Fran Diaz Says:

    LIQUOR was brought into Lanka by Colonists.

    LIQUOR (Whiskey, in this case) was used by the British as a Weapon to bring down the Last King of Kandy, Sri Wickrema Rajasingha. The British sent ‘Gifts’ of Whiskey to the Sri Wickrema’s Palace and the King in his dire predicament consumed the liquor and in his drunken rages gave insane orders of torture and killing of his “perceived enemies” without wisdom or considered judgement. Thus, the Kingdom of Kandy fell to LIQUOR.

    Similar tactics on the cards now ?
    The fact that ‘Surameraya majja pama dattani’ (Buddhist Precept to Abstain from Liquor), is not observed and Liquor production is taking place unabated is proof that Lanka is not governed at present by Buddhists, or through at least some of the more important Buddhist ethics/Precepts ?
    Bringing down Lanka through LIQUOR as well as other means on the cards now by UNP led Yahap side show supporters ?

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