MR’s ex-coordinating secy. arrested with 1.1kg of gold

26 May 2016 03:22 pm - 24     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s coordinating secretary Champika Karunaratne was yesterday arrested by the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) on charges of being in possession of 1.1 kilograms of gold.

The arrest was made at a house in Boralesgamuwa.

Sources said he would be produced in the Fort Magistrate’s Court today.

Mr. Karunaratne was released on bail after being arrested by the FCID in November last year on charges of defrauding state funds by holding posts in state institutions such as the Ports Ministry and the National Lotteries Board -- while serving as a presidential coordinating secretary.

According to reports he had also worked as MP Namal Rajapaksa’s coordinating secretary.(Darshana Sanjeewa)

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  • Aquarius Thursday, 26 May 2016 06:12 PM

    There is a massive difference between wealth from hard earned money and wealth from corrupt means. This confusion is part of the problem in our society.

    Aquarius Thursday, 26 May 2016 06:13 PM

    What the heck are you trying to say?

    MR Thursday, 26 May 2016 06:47 PM

    Yes..yes..why like us.ha..ha..ha

    Prabhath Thursday, 26 May 2016 07:09 PM

    If a mere coordinating secretary had this much can you imagine about others!

    ANTON Thursday, 26 May 2016 07:16 PM


    Sincere Thursday, 26 May 2016 07:46 PM

    Ah., What is that? He must have picked just a kilo from so many kilos he must have seen elsewhere!

    Cobra Thursday, 26 May 2016 08:57 PM

    Part of the missing LTTE gold?

    saranapala Thursday, 26 May 2016 09:19 PM

    mmm....gradually gold thieves are coming out. I can remember former DIG's wife lodge a complain to FCID regarding gold. (DIG is in prison for revealing about the lost gold). Looks to me the culprit has distributed the gold to henchmen. Get him to explain from where it came from.

    Sharon Friday, 27 May 2016 06:12 PM

    Magic Go to Wellawatta. You will be able to find many houses with more than 1 kg of gold. via DM iOS App

    Perumal Friday, 27 May 2016 09:12 AM

    Nadee, he can no longer satisfy you; shows signs of oldage.

    Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 26 May 2016 03:39 PM

    Endless. Culprit MR.

    ANTON Thursday, 26 May 2016 03:44 PM


    ss Friday, 27 May 2016 06:42 PM

    Culprit should be able to justify / prove how get got this gold, if not he is guilty for the charges.....

    Nadeesha Thursday, 26 May 2016 03:48 PM

    Many families have gold jewelries weighing in Kilos. They also should be arrested.

    Bala Thursday, 26 May 2016 04:02 PM

    Can it be a part of the golden horse?

    Premalal Thursday, 26 May 2016 04:14 PM

    MR and his cronies rotten without exception and rotten to the core.

    Citizen Thursday, 26 May 2016 04:24 PM

    Nothing to be surprised. What else do we expect from the gang!!!

    usaguy Thursday, 26 May 2016 04:25 PM

    he had so many high profile posts but possessed only 1.1 Kgs gold check all his family members Bank accounts and safety deposit boxes. via DM Android App

    usaguy Thursday, 26 May 2016 04:27 PM

    This guy must have made more money than the ministers. via DM Android App

    karsha Friday, 27 May 2016 10:10 AM

    Those families shed sweat for every gram of gold Sir.Accept the robbers robbed the country.

    karsha Friday, 27 May 2016 10:12 AM

    He is trying to safeguard a robber. better check him too.

    Ananda Thursday, 26 May 2016 04:57 PM

    Can imagine how the big boss and his family would have made fortunes. via DM Android App

    Vajira Thursday, 26 May 2016 04:59 PM

    This is trap for sure second time put some fake evidence via DM Android App

    The God Father Thursday, 26 May 2016 05:14 PM

    Imagine if the Golaya had 1.1 kg, how much the chief must be having.

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