Author Archive for Corruption and bribery

Deals and deals: behind procuring emergency power

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Eyebrows have been raised as to why the five-member Ministerial Committee headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, that was appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers to propose urgent remedial measure to avoid power cuts, took a decision on April 10, 2019 to announce an emergency situation in the country and gave […]

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Solar Power demise in Sri Lanka?

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Minister Ravi Karunanayake and Secy. Batagoda of Power, Energy and Renewable Energy Ministry are driving the final nails on the coffin of Solar power in Sri Lanka. They are sending circulars to ban small roof-top Solar systems where the consumer can zero their electricity bills. Only mega systems will be approved. The whole world is […]

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Chief Justice grants approval to file indictments over ‘bond scam’ at Permanent High Court-at-Bar in the Western Province

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General today received the approval of the Chief Justice to hear the case against the accused in the Central Bank treasury bond scam, including former CBSL Governor Arjuna Mahendran, before the Permanent High Court-at-Bar in the Western Province. Last week, the Attorney General had requested permission from the Chief Justice to […]

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Recruitment to RDA unlawful – Ministry official tells PCoI

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former Minister of Highways Lakshman Kiriella has created new job category and appointed 45 United National Party (UNP) members as public liaison officers and 102 consultants to the Road Development Authority (RDA) in October 2015, it was revealed at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) to investigate corruption of the current […]

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Twenty-one complaints filed against Rishad, Hizbullah & Salley

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The committee set up in the Police Head Quarters to receive complaints against Rishad Bathiudeen and M.L.A.M. Hizbullah and Azath Salley has received 21 complaints by 3 pm this evening (12). Reportedly, 11 of these complaints are against the former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen. On June 4th, a three-member committee comprising of three senior […]

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Bribery case Dr Mahanama and Dissanayaka to be indicted

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

By Hansi Nanayakkara Courtesy Ceylon Today The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption yesterday (11), informed Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratna that as the probe into the bribe case involving the former Chief of the President’s Staff, Dr. Kusumdasa Mahanama and the former Chairman of the State Timber Corporation Piyadasa Dissanayaka has been […]

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‘දූෂණය නැති තැනක් කොහේවත් නැහැ‘

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

ජේ.කේ.එල්.චාමින්ද උපුටාගැණීම ලංකාදීප දුෂණය නැති තැනක් ලංකාවේ කිසිම තැනක නොමැති බවත්, මෙරට පොඩිම පුද්ගලයාගේ සිට ලොකුම පුද්ගලයා දක්වා සියලුම දෙනා නීතිරීති උල්ලංඝණය කිරීමට පුරුදු වී තිබෙන බවත් අගරදගුරු අතිඋතුම් මැල්කම් කාදිනල් රංජිත් හිමිපාණෝ අද (09) අක්මීමණදී පැවසූහ. අක්මීමන තල්ගස්යාය ශ්‍රි අශ්වත්ථාරාම විහාරස්ථ සිරිපවරකිත්ති දහම්පාසලේ 45 වැනි සංවත්සරය හා ත්‍යාග හා සහතිකපත් ප්‍රදානය කිරිමේ උත්සවයට එක්වෙමින්  හිමිපාණෝ මේ […]

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Ten complaints against Rishad: Parliamentarian S.B. Dissanayake

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

UPATISSA PERERA Courtesy Ceylon Today Parliamentarian S.B. Dissanayake told a Media briefing yesterday (6) that 10 complaints against former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen will be handed over to the three-member committee at Police Headquarters today (7).  Dissanayake said there were complaints related to Bathiudeen’s alleged links with extremists, scams carried out by him, information about two […]

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Over 630 complaints received against Dr. Shafi

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The number of complaints lodged against Dr. Mohamed Shafi from Kurunegala Teaching Hospital has, reportedly, exceeded 630. Sixty-six mothers who had undergone a Caesarian surgery under Dr. Shafi had filed their complaints at Kurunegala Hospital today (03). Accordingly, the total number of complaints received by the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital itself is 544. Additionally, […]

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Azath Salley involved in transferring Colombo Municipal Commissioner: Ven. Rathana Thera

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

BUDDHIKA SAMARAWEERA Courtesy Ceylon Today Parliamentarian Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera alleged that the transfer of Colombo Municipal Commissioner V.K.A. Anura took place due to the intervention of Western Province Governor, Azath Salley. Addressing the Media in Rajagiriya today (29), he claimed that Anura has been told by Salley to extend the deadlines of tenders to […]

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Public urged to come forward if any complaints against Kurunegala doctor

Sunday, May 26th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The public is urged to come forward with any complaints of Dr. Seigu Siyabdeen Mohamed Shafi having carried out illegal sterilization, stated the Police. Accordingly, if there are complaints against the relevant doctor performing illegal sterilization the public can submit them to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). Seigu Siyabdeen Mohamed Shafi, 42, a […]

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His Excellency the globetrotter

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Laksiri Warnakula When the disaster struck on that fateful Easter Sunday, he was away. When the sporadic incidents of communal unrest broke out on the 13th, he was already away or on his way to China. The exact details are irrelevant though. The crux of the matter however is that the skipper by accident or […]

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LTTE අරමුදල් මෙහෙයවන සුභාස්කරන් EAP මිලට ගත් ආකාරය ගැන මන්ත්‍රී විමල්ගෙන් ආන්දෝලනාත්මක හෙළිදරව්වක්

Monday, May 13th, 2019

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Hizbullah’s son being probed over Rs 500 M shares in Sharia Uni

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

METHMALIE DISSANAYAKE  Courtesy Ceylon Today An investigation has been launched to determine as to how the son of Eastern Province Governor M.L.A.M. Hizbullah secured shares worth Rs 500 million in the controversial ‘Batticaloa Campus’ aka ‘Sharia University,’ State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardena yesterday (9) told Parliament. This educational institute had been given to Sri […]

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Govt. to find out how Hisbullah’s son got shares worth Rs 500 mn Ownership of Sharia Uni in B’caloa

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Courtesy The Island State Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardene told Parliament, yesterday, that the government would hold an investigation to find out how son of Eastern Province Governor M.L.A.M. Hisbullah had secured shares amounting to 500 million rupees in the proposed Sharia University in Batticaloa. The University is a gift from Saudi Arabia. President Maithripala Sirisena […]

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Bonds Scam, Madush’s political links likely exposed after New Year?

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

W.K. PRASAD MANJU Courtesy Ceylon Today Sri Lanka’s political landscape is set to change with the dawn of the Sinhala-Tamil New Year with decisive political changes that could cause a serious impact on the current regime, sources said. According to Informed political sources, President Maithripala Sirisena is slated to kick off these political changes by […]

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Sri Lanka dairy scheme blamed for cow deaths unlikely to send more from NZ

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Esther Taunton Courtesy Stuff The Australian company behind a live export programme which allegedly left hundreds of cattle dead says it is unlikely to ship any more animals from New Zealand under the scheme. The Australian company behind a live export programme which allegedly left hundreds of cattle dead says it is unlikely to ship any more […]

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New Zealand cows sent to Sri Lanka diseased, dying, failing to produce milk – report

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Dan Satherley Courtesy Newshub Sri Lankan farmers are reportedly suicidal after going broke in a dairy deal with Australia and New Zealand that’s turned sour. Out of 5000 imported cattle so far, hundreds have died and the rest have turned out “overpriced, unhealthy and infertile”, according to report by Australia’s ABC News.  Video shows appalling […]

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THE TRAGIC TALE OF IMPORTED DAIRY COWS

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Tharindu Jayewardene and Bingun Menaka Gamage Courtesy The Daily Mirror As the first stage of the project to import of dairy cows, 500 and 1500 dairy cows had been imported in 2012 The estimated cost of this project was 73.95 million US dollars The talk of importing 20,000 dairy cows came to the surface again […]

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අස්ගිරියෙන් ‘ජනප‍්‍රසාදිනී’ පිදුම් ලද ඇමති ලක්‍ෂමන් කිරිඇල්ල ‘පල යකෝ යන්න.. පර බල්ලා’ කියා භික්‍ෂුණ් වහන්සේ නමකට බැණ බදී…[Video]

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

 lanka C news ‘නිකන් පලයන් යකෝ යන්න පර බල්ලා’ යැයි කියමින් රාජ්‍ය ව්‍යවසාය, කන්ද උඩරට උරුමය සහ මහනුවර සංවර්ධන ඇමැති ලක්ෂ්මන් කිරිඇල්ල මහතා විසින් භික්ෂූන් වහන්සේ නමකට ඉතා පහත් ලෙස බැණ වැදීමක් සිදු කර තිබේ. මෙම බැනවැදීම් සිදුකරන ලද්දේ ගම්පොල නාවලපිටිය මාර්ගය අවහිර කරමින් සිදුකරන ලද උද්ඝෝෂණයකදී එහි සිටි භික්ෂුන් වහන්සේ නමක් ඇමතිවරයාට ගත් දුරකථන […]

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Some shocking reasons for power cuts

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Millions of people are suffering and most are blaming the government for the current four-hour daily power cuts in most parts of the country. Difficult times or times of struggle are widely known to be the time when we should deeply ponder on what we have done or fail to do as responsible eco-friendly citizens […]

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H’tota oil refinery a money laundering project: UPFA

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Hambantota oil refinery project was not a genuine investment but is an attempt at money laundering to bring down money earned illegally through the Central Bank bond scam, UPFA MP Shehan Semasinghe said yesterday. He told parliament that Transparency International had also cast aspersions with […]

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PCoI witness complains of intimidation

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy The Island The Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing allegations of large scale corruption under the current government instructed the police unit attached thereto to investigate an attempt to intimidate witness Amal Suriyage of the Lammermoor Estate in Maskeliya by some officials of the Ministry of Rural Economic development and the […]

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Water Board accountant sentenced to 37 years RI for stealing Rs. 12 mn

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Courtesy The Island A former accountant of the Keleniya Office of the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) , Ananda Mabola, was sentenced by Colombo High Court judge Gihan Kulatunga, yesterday, to 37 years rigorous imprisonment for financial irregularities. Mabola was also ordered to pay the NWSDB Rs. 13 million as compensation and Rs. […]

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Fraudsters and corrupted will be punished under my term – Mahinda

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana People who commit fraud and take commissions will be punished severely during his administration, says Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa. He pointed out that the incumbent government is responsible for the prevailing crisis in the country. He mentioned this following an event held in Welimada area today (31). Meanwhile, addressing a function held at […]

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Deal for new Sri Lanka oil refinery will take at least a year to finalize – investor

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia New Delhi/Colombo, March 29 (Reuters): An agreement to build a proposed $3.85 billion oil refinery in Sri Lanka will take at least a year to be finalized as its main investor, India’s Accord Group, says it is yet to recruit partners and conduct an assessment of the plan’s viability. The comments add to […]

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YAHAPALANA AND CORRUPTION Part 3B

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

KAMALIKA  PIERIS There were three sets of inquiry into the Central Bank bond scam, the Pitipana committee, the Presidential Commission of Inquiry   and the COPE inquiry. These bodies could only probe and make recommendations. They could not issue charges. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe appointed a three-member commission of lawyers, Gamini Pitipana (Chairman) Mahesh Kalugampitiya and […]

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YAHAPALANA AND CORRUPTION Part 3C

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

KAMALIKA  PIERIS CID had been directed by the Commission of Inquiry, to probe links between Aloysius and the MPs who had added footnotes to the  COPE report on the Treasury bond scam. The investigation, conducted by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), showed a spate of telephone conversations between Arjun Aloysius and some members of the […]

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Hambantota refinery project a potential money laundering risk – TISL

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) says the controversy surrounding the proposed USD 3.85 billion oil refinery in Mirijjawila, Hambantota, could have a negative impact on Sri Lanka’s efforts to remove itself from the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) ‘Grey List’ of countries vulnerable to money laundering and terrorism financing.  The main investor in […]

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හම්බන්තොටට එනවා කියන ලංකාවේ ලොකුම විදෙස් ආයෝජනය එන්නේ ආමර් වීදියේ කඩයක් ලගින්.. ලියාපදිංචි කර ඇත්තේ කැබිනට් අනුමැතියටත් පසුයි…

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

lanka C news March 28, 2019 at 3:30 am | lanka C news පසුගිය දා හම්බන්තොට මිරිජ්ජවිල දී මුල්ගල් තැබූ තෙල්පිරිපහදු ව්‍යාපෘතියේ ප්‍රධාන ආයෝජකයා වන සිල්වර්පාක් ඉන්ටර්නැෂනල් පුද්ගලික සමාගම තිබෙන්නේ ආමර් වීදිය ප්‍රදේශයේ බව පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පවසයි. පාර්ලමේන්තුවේ දී ඔහු මේ බව පැවසීය. හම්බන්තොට තෙල් පිරිපහදුවකට මුල් ගල තිබ්බා. ජාත්‍යන්තර මාධ්‍යයක් කිව්වා […]

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