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13 March 2015 04:53 pm - 15     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Financial misappropriations that had allegedly been committed during the purchase of four MiG airplanes from Ukraine in 2006, is being probed by the newly established Police Financial Fraud Investigation Division, Police said.

In a statement today, the Police said a complaint had been lodged, which alleged that a financial misappropriation worth over 14.5 million USD had been committed through this deal. “Therefore, those involved in this deal will be probed,” Police said.

Meanwhile, an investigation is also due to be launched into a financial irregularity that had been committed during the construction of the Kerawalapitiya power plant. According to information received by the Police so far, although the Ceylon Electricity Board was well capable of completing the constructions for a sum of 210 million USD, a total of 332 million USD had been spent on the constructions and Police said investigations were being conducted to ascertain who was responsible for the decision and the execution of the project that cost an additional of 122 million USD.


  Comments - 15

  • Palitha Saturday, 14 March 2015 02:54 PM

    How can Tamil community expect reconciliation with this kind of revengeful minds, they won the war using these jets, what a Race

    Bala Saturday, 14 March 2015 07:32 AM

    Justice delayed is justice denied - in this case to the general public of the entire country. So please act quickly.

    cyril n Saturday, 14 March 2015 07:45 PM

    Proper probe expected. Incidentally, the case filed by Gota against Sunday Leader and Lasantha was interestingly settled in courts with an apology from Sunday leader recently after the election of new President.

    Lakshman De Silva Saturday, 14 March 2015 08:38 AM

    These projects on the basis of Tenders have ben corrupt from the post 1977 era. Tenders are called from pre qualified to award the tender to the lowest bifdder. This has not been the case in every tender. If a genuine inquiry is to be made thn post 1977 must be inquired as well and not this way to take revenge

    myraspi Saturday, 14 March 2015 09:03 AM

    They seems to be carefully picking cases so that the rouges in the present government wont have problems.

    gamaya Saturday, 14 March 2015 09:22 AM

    Mount and operation MIG to rescue gava-palanaya

    Maya Sunday, 15 March 2015 03:43 AM

    @CyrilThe Sunday Leader was bought over by someone close to the former regime. Another way to bring the opposing media in line. What else you expect in this scenario ?

    Rattapakse Sunday, 15 March 2015 03:48 AM

    @Michael PerieraInteresting as it goes. But the brothers records cannot be beaten by anyone. Look at the speed one went back to LA. Another could not do so due to the pickle he put himself in.

    Pissa Saturday, 14 March 2015 11:20 AM

    Is this the latest fraud they found?

    Euclid Friday, 13 March 2015 10:49 PM

    Aiyo Gota and Aiyo Jayantha (the logi man)!

    Michael Pereira Friday, 13 March 2015 11:03 PM

    In that case, all purchases of military hardware should be probed. What about the MIG purchase during the UNP govt time in 2002-2004 ? During the so called "ceasefire agreement" days ?Aside to UNP Govt. Please remember, voters are not fools. You will only end up fooling yourself. Buckle up and work for the people and country. Stop your petty politics. Our voters are not naive. Nor are they fools. Do not insult the intellect of the voters. Mahinda

    LogicalCitizen Friday, 13 March 2015 11:24 PM

    Blah blah blah... Or baa baa black sheep.

    Prem Nath Sunday, 15 March 2015 10:09 AM

    Probe Probe and Probe. A F

    roger K Friday, 13 March 2015 11:48 PM

    Yesyesyessss! Finally it becomes interesting, no small fish, this time sharks and whales are on the hooks.

    xrb Saturday, 14 March 2015 12:37 PM

    without just saying this has been done that has been done..... have proof and action them...

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