Author Archive for Corruption and bribery

Attempt to stop HIRU CIA revelations by offering bribes (Video)

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Puttalam Forest Officer W. N. C. K  Wasala said that legal action will be taken against those involved in the destruction of the Kalpitiya Pallivasalthurai Mangroves which was exposed by Hiru CIA. Following the revelation, forest officials and the police inspected the area today, where the mangroves were destroyed. Meanwhile, the Chairman […]

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Chairman’s reply on Kalpitiya mangrove destruction (Video)

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Hiru CIA reports on another mangrove devastation in the Puttalam district amidst the devastation of the Anavilundawa Ramsar wetland. The mangroves have been destroyed by changing the boundaries of a land belonging to the Forest Department with the direct intervention of the Chairman of the Kalpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha. Today the CIA revelation […]

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The electricity mafia is in Diyawanna – Minister Dallas Alahapperuma

Sunday, August 30th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Minister of Power and Energy Dullas Alahapperuma states that the report of the committee appointed to investigate the recent power outage island wide will be uploaded on the internet. The Minister stated this while participating in a public meeting held in Hakmana, Matara yesterday. The Minister also expressed his views regarding […]

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Registrars of Courts among four most corrupt institutions

Friday, August 21st, 2020

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island A smiling Sabry holds his mother after addressing the media at the Justice Ministry (pic by Shamindra Ferdinando) Justice Minister Ali Sabry, PC, yesterday (17) said that four state institutions––the Police, Prisons, Government Analyst’s Department and the Registrars of Courts––were so corrupt that the country faced a daunting challenge to […]

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Bribery Commission files indictment against Rajitha and two others

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Bribery Commission has filed indictment against former minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne and two others for allegedly causing losses to the state when leasing out the Modara Fisheries Harbour in 2014. The other two defendants in the case include the former Chairman of the Ceylon Fisheries Harbour Corporation (CFHC)  Upali Liyanage and its […]

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Cabinet nod to probe alleged misdeeds at state banks

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Cabinet had given its nod to a paper submitted by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa as his capacity of being the Minister of Finance to probe all alleged misdeeds of state banking network that had taken place during the past years. The paper also sought to further strengthen the state banking network. […]

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Family Rule | පවුල් පාලනය

Monday, August 17th, 2020

Courtesy wayforwardnow I have a dream! That one day, ministers will be chosen for their character and not for their family. The scale and extent to which Sri Lanka has been captured by family-rule under the Rajapaksas is unprecedented. No country in the world sees such a depth and breadth of family members simultaneously occupying positions of power […]

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Kurunegala Mayor in attempt to claim lawyer’s fees of his case from Municipal Council?

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Kurunegala Municipal Council members have left a council meeting expressing their displeasure over the Mayor’s failure to attend the meeting on time. Reportedly, the Kurunegala Mayor had been attending an event inaugurating the newly appointed Minister of Highways Johnston Fernando while a council meeting had been convened today (13). The Mayor had also […]

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සංස්කෘතික අරමුදලෙන් සජිත් සල්ලි හොරා කාපු හැටි ඔප්පු වේ – මෙන්න සාක්ෂි

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

කතු වැකිය උපුටා ගැන්ම Lankamag 2015 යහපාලන ආන්ඩු සමයේදි සජිත් ප්‍රෙමදාස මහතා අයතා ලෙස සංස්කෘතික අරමුදලේ මුදල් භාවිත කර ඇති බවට සාක්ශි කිහිපයක් අප වෙත.ලැබී තිබෙනවා

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Rs 11 bn. misappropriated at CCF under Yahapalana Govt., investigation reveals Rs 400 mn went missing during presidential election

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

By Upali de Saram Courtesy The Island A three-member committee appointed to probe the alleged financial malpractice at the Central Cultural Fund has found that over Rs. 11 billion was misappropriated during the three-year period from 2016 to 2019. The committee handed over its report to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday (28).  The report has […]

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සජිත් ගස්.. ඇමතිකම දරද්දී මධ්‍යම සංස්කෘතික අරමුදලේ බිලියන 11ක් මිසින්.. වාර්තාව බාර දෙයි….

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

lanka C news 2016 – 2019 යන කාල සීමාව තුළ මධ්‍යම සංස්කෘතික අරමුදලේ රුපියල් බිලියන11ක මුල්‍ය වංචාවක් සිදුව තිබෙන බව මධ්‍යම සංස්කෘතික අරමුදලේ කාර්යයන් විමර්ශනය කිරීමට පත්කළ කමිටුවේ වාර්තාව මගින් පෙන්වා දී ඇත. 2016-2019 දක්වා කාලය තුළ මධ්‍යම සංස්කෘතික අරමුදලේ සිදුවූ අක්‍රමිකතා සහ අවභාවිතාවන් සොයා බැලීමට අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා බුද්ධශාසන හා සංස්කෘතික ආගමික කටයුතු […]

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Rs.11Bn financial misappropriation at CCF from 2016 to 2019: Report

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror A financial misappropriation amounting to Rs.11 billion had taken place at the Central Cultural Fund (CCF) during 2016 to 2019, a committee appointed to probe financial irregularities at the CCF said in its report yesterday. The three-member committee appointed by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Buddha Sasana and […]

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Rs. 11 bn misused at Central Cultural Fund – committee report

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The committee appointed to probe the financial misuse of at the Central Cultural Fund has handed over its report to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today (28). The report states that Rs. 11 billion was misappropriated during the three-year period from 2016 to 2019, the Office of the Prime Minister said. It further reveals […]

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Owner of the Buwaneka hotel calls the HIRU news team

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Owner of Buwaneka Hotel, WW Chandrasena said today that it was stated in the agreement he signed with the Kurunegala Urban Council, the particular building his hotel was housed in, is an archaeological monument. Speaking to our news team, he said that he maintained the building with extra care due to […]

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Former Minister of Cultural Affairs pressurized the Head of Archaeology (Video)

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Director General of Archeology Senarath Dissanayake stated that he was subjected to various pressures from the Minister of Cultural Affairs  during the previous government. He was speaking at a media briefing today regarding the demolition of a building allegedly belonging to King Bhuvanekabahu’s royal palace in Kurunegala. He further stated that the Department […]

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Mayor should be given the maximum punishment if he has commited any offense – Gammanpila

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Minister Johnston Fernando stated that no one will be allowed to touch the Mayor of Kurunegala as long as he is the District Leader. Meanwhile, speaking at a media briefing held today, a former Member of Parliament stated that Minister Johnston does not know the name Buwaneka. Former Member of Parliament Mayantha […]

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New CID unit to probe assets earned through criminal activity

Sunday, July 19th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana A new division is to be established under the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), stated Senior DIG Deshabandu Tennakoon. The unit will be titled ‘Illegal Assets Investigations Division’, said the Senior DIG addresssing a press conference held at the Police Headquarters this morning (19). The new unit will be in charge of probing assets […]

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Committee report on the Kurunegala Royal Assembly Hall to be handed over in two days

Saturday, July 18th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News An archaeological committee appointed to probe the damage caused to the Royal Assembly Hall of the Kurunegala Kingdom dating back to the 13th Century visited the site today. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed a special 5-member committee to probe the damages to the building. Chairman of the committee, Director General of Archaeology, […]

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Several vehicles belonging to two PNB officers under detention seized

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Four lorries, two vans and a luxury car belonging to two police officers attached to the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) have been taken into custody from Pallewela, Gampaha this evening (09). These PNB officers in question are currently under detention over the alleged links they had with drug dealers. The raid was carried […]

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Rajitha Senaratne responds to Wijedasa Rajapakse – Video

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Rajitha Senaratne responded to former minister Wijedasa Rajapakse who said at a press conference that former MP Rajitha Senaratne had obtained money from Avant Garde.

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පාස්කු බෝම්බකරුට බදියුදීන් වට්ටම් දීලා..- සාක්‍ෂි ලැබෙයි..

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

උපුටාගැණීම ලංකාදීප පාස්කු ඉරු දින සිනමන් ග්‍රෑන්ඩ් හෝටලයේදී මරාගෙන මැරෙන බෝම්බයක් පුපුරවා ගත් මොහොමඩ් ඉන්ෂාෆ් අහමඩ් නැමැත්තාට අයත් වූ තඹ නිෂ්පාදනය කරන කොලෝසස් පුද්ගලික සමාගමට අධික ලාභයක් ලැබෙන ලෙස, හිටපු කර්මාන්ත සහ වාණිජ කටයුතු අමාත්‍යවරයකු වූ රිෂාද් බදියුදීන් මහතා කාර්මික සංවර්ධන මණ්ඩලය හරහා වට්ටම් ලබා දී ඇති බව කාර්මික සංවර්ධන මණ්ඩලයේ අලෙවි අධ්‍යක්ෂ සරත් උදයසිරි […]

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USD 5mn promised by World Muslim League (WML) was never received: Church

Saturday, June 27th, 2020

Yoshitha Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror Although representatives of the World Muslim League (WML) had announced a donation of USD 5 million to support victims of the Easter Sunday attacks in July 2019, the Catholic Church was not aware of further progress of this initiative, Director of Sethsarana, the charity wing of the catholic church, […]

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Commission to probe irregularities in state banks during Good Governance govt. – PM

Saturday, June 27th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana A commission will be appointed to look into the financial misconducts and irregularities in the loans provided by state banks during the government of Good Governance, says Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. This decision was reached during a meeting with the employees’ union of the Bank of Ceylon at the Temple Trees. The Premier […]

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R. Premadasa supplied weapons to LTTE, says Karuna Amman

Friday, June 26th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Leader of the Tamil United Freedom Front (TUFF) Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman, whose startling comment on the killing of Army soldiers sparked controversy, has made yet another revelation. Joining ‘Mokada Wune’ programme on TV Derana, he said, late President Ranasinghe Premadasa, during his administration, had supplied weapons and funds to the LTTE […]

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Yahapalana government signed two agreements, received USD 10 mn … supporting documents not available

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Courtesy The Island Prof. Lalithasiri Gunaruwan, who headed a high level government inquiry into the proposed finalisation of Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement yesterday (25) told President Gotabaya Rajapaksa that the previous yahapalana administration and the US had signed two agreements in 2017 and 2018 as regards two phases of the project. Prof. Gunaruwan said that though […]

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“Match-fixing allegations” Explained

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

By Shehan Daniel Courtesy The Daily Mirror Allegations of match-fixing by former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has brought the 2011 Cricket World Cup final, which Sri Lanka lost to India, under scrutiny. But are these legitimate allegations or politically motivated statements?  What is the allegation?    Speaking to a private television channel last week, Aluthgamage alleged that Sri Lanka had sold” the […]

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Match-fixing: Political parties want Alughgamage’s allegation probed.

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Yohan Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror Opposition political parties today expressed their views on the match-fixing allegation made by former sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage with regard to the 2011 Cricket World Cup final with some of them calling for investigations. Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) candidate Hirunika Premachnadra told a news conference that those who were […]

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Officials purchased car companies after losing match: Aluthgamage

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Piyumi Fonseka Courtesy The Daily Mirror I wrote to the ICC in 2012 regarding this matter, yet they failed to respond” Some Cricket officials have purchased car companies, started new businesses after match loss” The Team changed in the last moment without prior consultation” An Indian newspaper knew about the team change before us, but […]

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Arrest warrants on bond scam suspects including Ravi issued lawfully, court told

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Attorney General, today (19), told the court that issuance of arrest warrants by the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court on former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and several other bond scam suspects has followed a lawful procedure. The writ applications filed by Ravi Karunanayake, PTL owner Arjuna Aloysius, Central Bank employees Sangarapillai Pathumanapan and Indika […]

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Good governance regime did not pay attention to what he said about Islamic extremism – Gnanasara Thera

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena, Venerable Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera says that the good governance regime that came into power in 2015, did not pay attention to what he said about Islamic extremism. The Thero made these revelations when he gave evidence before the Presidential Commission appointed to probe into […]

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