Former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said on yesterday that he was summoned by the FCID, PRECIFAC, Bribery and Corruption Commissions last year not to investigate fraud and corruption but to take political revenge.
Mr Rajapaksa visited the PRECIFAC yesterday as well and recorded a statement for several hours.
Mr. Rajapaksa said if they really wanted to find out any fraud and corruption, it would not have taken a year to do so and that what they should have done was to check my assets and liabilities from the day I assumed duties as the defense secretary till I left the post.
“They can check what I have earned since I assumed duties and left the post and find out whether I have deposited funds in foreign banks, bought any land, built any houses or bought shares in companies. I think that is how they should probe frauds or corruption,’ he said.
Mr. Rajapaksa said he had not earned a cent illegally and that he did everything according to the law.
He said he set up Rakna Lanka with the objective of earning several benefits to the government, the company earned foreign exchange and provided lots of jobs to retired security personnel. (Ajith Siriwardana)
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Comments - 22
Sylvia Haik Saturday, 09 January 2016 09:42 PM
You have to laugh at Gota keeping a straight face and saying this has nothing but political revenge. I cannot remember all his misdemeanours but the ones I do are:1) How did he qualify to become Mihin Air Chairman.2) Who spent US$14,676,000 on useless aircrafts not for our Air Force but fictituous Belimissa Holdings company registered in London.3) Illegal storing, trading of arms and money laundering in reference to Avant Garde.4) As Chairman of Lanka Hospitals authorising a payment of Rs.600 million for no valid reason5) Share manupilations of Lanka Hospitals that made the price double.6) The purchase of 32mm rockets for Dvora seacrafts for £32 million when the offer of equivalent weapons was for US$18.2
Sincere Saturday, 09 January 2016 09:44 PM
Political revenge similar to Ex CJ?
Perea Saturday, 09 January 2016 06:58 AM
Government is investigating Gota through grapevine news not by facts. God bless Sri Lanka !
Boonda Saturday, 09 January 2016 07:19 AM
Were you in politics? I thought you a civil servant ?
Harsha Saturday, 09 January 2016 07:22 AM
If it is political revenge why is Udayanga Weeratunga, an intermediary in the Mig deal, absconding? No Mr. GR, your lament does not hold water.
Guilt - less Saturday, 09 January 2016 04:18 PM
The new form is not to plead or say -- "NOT GUILTY" but to say -- "POLITICAL REVENGE"
Kadalay Saturday, 09 January 2016 11:34 PM
Even if it is political revenge I think it is well deserved
mahendra wijeratne Saturday, 09 January 2016 08:20 AM
Gota trying to be SUDANA you and your family should be in jail
Sri Lankan Saturday, 09 January 2016 08:23 AM
He, heeee!!! Political revenge, ha, haaaaa!!!!
Erandi Sunday, 10 January 2016 01:13 AM
This country should be ruled by clever people like gotabaya .
Roshan Saturday, 09 January 2016 08:31 AM
Did u forget your past history ...it is high that u take treatment for your amnesia..
Senarath Sunday, 10 January 2016 04:33 AM
Gota had been the best Defence secretary Srilanka had ever
Nihal Amarasekera Saturday, 09 January 2016 08:41 AM
Avenge for revenge; did you say.
sara Saturday, 09 January 2016 05:34 PM
Former defence Secretary knows what should be checked to prove the corruption. Now it is very clear how clever he is.
wideeye Sunday, 10 January 2016 05:51 PM
wow pretty well informed you are Sylvia. How much is rumors and how much of it is fact?
Desmond Jeromme Saturday, 09 January 2016 08:49 AM
Mister you did developments, but you robbed the public money, for that you will have to answer.
Mason Saturday, 09 January 2016 06:29 PM
May be lessons learnt from your regime being repeated. You could not have forgotten so soon what was made to happen to Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka and Ex Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranatyake.
G.M. Jayawardena Sunday, 10 January 2016 08:11 AM
Majority of the public knows well that you were the key person of eradicating the terrorism and the city developments and that now you are suffering with this for doing a good service to the country... Rival politicians want to tarnish that image for their political advantages ... There are black sheep among the white and do not be discourage for their outbursts....
Lal Monday, 11 January 2016 06:28 PM
If all present ministers get together still they cannot do what Gota did to the country.
Dee Sunday, 10 January 2016 08:40 AM
onlooker Wednesday, 13 January 2016 04:10 PM
Mohana Sunday, 10 January 2016 09:58 AM
This murderer nust be hung. CANNOT YOU REMEMBER YOUR WHITE VAN DAYS?????
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