Govt. suffers from ‘Gota Phobia’: Gammanpila

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The Government is suffering from a ‘Gota Phobia’ and therefore, it is attempting to arrest former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa on false charges of misappropriating public funds, the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) said today.

PHU Leader and MP Udaya Gammanpila said the construction of the D. A. Rajapaksa Memorial and a Museum at Weeraketiya was funded by the D.A Rajapaksa Fund and not by the government.

He said the project was handed over to the Sri Lanka Land Reclamation & Development Corporation (SLLRDC) as it was allowed to carry out private projects.

“The Director Board of the SLLRDC approved the project in February, 2014 with an estimate of Rs.33.9 million. Due to difficulties in finding labour, the SLLRDC paid Rs. 25 million to the navy to carry out the construction of the memorial which was opened on November 2014,” he told a news briefing.

He said no invoice had been sent until the D.A. Rajapaksa Fund had questioned the SLLRDC in early 2015. The Corporation had informed the Fund to pay Rs. 25 million and the Fund had paid the amount on August 31, 2015, he said.

“Later on, the Corporation has sent an invoice asking the Fund to pay Rs.90.8 million. Due to stark increase of this estimation, the Fund raised its objection and paid only Rs. 8.9 million on July 13 this year. The Corporation had probably made a double count error thus coming to a final estimate of Rs.90.8 million. In the final invoice, false expenditure had also been included,” the MP said.

He said the Fund had paid Rs.200,000 in addition to the Corporation today for the construction of the memorial and the museum.

“If someone says Mr.Rajapaksa has misappropriated public funds and therefore, he should be arrested, I invite them for a debate. Mr.Rajapaksa spearheaded the war against the LTTE and made Colombo a livable city. Therefore, attempts are being made to silence him,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • saras Monday, 27 November 2017 08:47 PM

    Don't worry Udaya Govt will give enough time enabling you all to destroy all the evidence available and plant new evidences to get out from all the cases.

    Harry Tuesday, 28 November 2017 08:43 AM

    So Saras, if the present govt. wanted evidence [as you said!] to be destroyed it could be either 'All allegations are false' or 'the current Government too is having a hand on them"

    Unchikun Monday, 27 November 2017 09:18 PM

    It is Gembamanpila who has a phobia, where he things no end of his handler. A class one Moron.

    Ronnie Bugger Tuesday, 28 November 2017 09:35 AM

    Double Cheers to that

    Perumal Tuesday, 28 November 2017 12:40 PM

    But Udaya was not charged for misappropriating public funds but only with robbing a foreigner's private funds

    stardust Monday, 27 November 2017 09:31 PM

    Did you get your mathematic skills from tuition master BG via DM Android App

    Brian Tuesday, 28 November 2017 10:13 AM

    How that FUND was funded?No invoice sent till very very very early 2015 Jan.?

    ANTON Tuesday, 28 November 2017 08:05 AM

    THAT IS WHY HE IS CALLED....... "GOOTAA BAYA"

    Ram Tuesday, 28 November 2017 08:25 AM

    Gong mapila is wearing a blessed yellow wrist band to escape his cases

    joshua Tuesday, 28 November 2017 08:40 AM

    What is this Gota phobia ? Anybody who has robbed has to be behind bars. It is up to the accused to prove that he is innocent.

    Adam Tuesday, 28 November 2017 08:58 AM

    If Gota has not committed any crime what to fear? why the fear? If we have a president who has a backbone... all these culprits will be having their vacation at Welikada...

    B S Perera Tuesday, 28 November 2017 09:08 AM

    Who is not?

    Ganesh Tuesday, 28 November 2017 09:19 AM

    Are you a lawyer ? You should know Gota is expected to prove his corruption chargers not anything regarding the war with LTTE . Why are you wasting your time being a lawyer , you will never achieve anything in this country by your politics .This has been proved by your friend engineer Champika because of his science knowledge but your third grade knowledge prevents you from thinking positively other than dirty racism .

    sena Tuesday, 28 November 2017 09:57 AM

    Early morning your verbal diarrhoea

    Countryman Tuesday, 28 November 2017 12:23 PM

    Of course, not only the government, but the entire country has a Gota phobia!

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 28 November 2017 12:54 PM

    When their is a threat to the Rajapakses, immediately this fellow starts menstruating.

    Hubert Tuesday, 28 November 2017 01:02 PM

    waite till Next elections we the professionals will rule after elimnating rogues and merderers

    Tilak Friday, 01 December 2017 11:04 AM

    How come Gotabaya has retained Mr. Romesh de Silva? Why didn't Gamanpila conduct the case himself if he is so sure??


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