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Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya today permitted the CID to probe the assets of UPFA MP Sajin Vass Gunawardane, former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage, former Sri Lanka Ports Authority Chairman Priyath Bandu and eight more relatives of theirs.

The approval was given to probe assets of nine persons at 81 state and commercial banks and financial institutions.

The CID informed the Magistrate that the investigations would be launched based on the Money Laundering Act.  

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  • Rubert Vanderkoon Saturday, 21 February 2015 03:23 PM

    But why did he get his PhD from a non-existing university..??

    Ryan Friday, 20 February 2015 10:10 PM

    wickrama is a qualified engineer, lets see what happens

    gobbaya Saturday, 21 February 2015 08:40 AM

    wickrama hope you remember the ideals you stood for as a student leader at ESU... shame via DM Android App

    Prince Saturday, 21 February 2015 08:58 AM

    Hope these guys will be arrested and put behind bars soon. Sajin and wharf clerk a few years ago is a millionaire. HOW?

    AIA Saturday, 21 February 2015 09:09 AM

    Yes better wake up now. Nugegoda was an alarming sign!

    menhage Saturday, 21 February 2015 12:34 PM

    Do not paint colors on free police actions. Let the police play the role now and support the department to be more stronger.

    Bubble Banda Friday, 20 February 2015 10:22 PM

    Hon CM, right thing you ordered all these three crooks should be brought before Justice and punished. this is our dream.

    Patriot Saturday, 21 February 2015 12:36 PM

    In order to investigate, there should be a complaint - If you complain about anyone (living at least) they will investigate. Please go ahead!!

    Horri Jimonis Friday, 20 February 2015 10:23 PM

    Good move, arrest these three culprits and then follow the other crooks.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 20 February 2015 10:24 PM

    Let Mahinananda Aluthgamage the first in your list to be sent to Jail soon.

    Desmond Jeromme Friday, 20 February 2015 10:27 PM

    Ex-PM jayaratne, so sorry you lent your daughter to Mahinananda who will be in Jail for few years.

    J Palitha Friday, 20 February 2015 10:28 PM

    Right thing you did MS. Now arrest these three idiots and investigate.

    asoka Saturday, 21 February 2015 04:44 PM

    To check the crowd attended at February 18th Movement at NUGEGODA ,please read the article appear in Asian Tribune, You can aware it since the shocking estimation by US diplomats mentioning the 40 days rule of new government.

    madmani Friday, 20 February 2015 10:39 PM

    Did the CID probe into how late R Premadasa became a multimillionaire, after becoming President of SL? Oh, and the death of Richard de Soyza and the disappearance of thousands of Sinhalese during his regime.

    Eagle eye Sunday, 22 February 2015 06:42 AM

    Too late but well done. The authorities should publish telephone or other way of briginging to their attention some of the assests these roughs are owning. Vas has huge mansion down Sady Grove avanue at Boralla land purchased from Minister Navine Dissanayakes brother. This was constructed to start a casino. He owns a nine story building at no.12 Senanayake Mawatha Borella, Colombo 8. Rented to KOICA of Korean Embassy. This address was given to some of the Public Relation companies and appear in the agreements signed with them when Vass was the Monitoring MO of the Ministry of External Affairs. Hope the authorities will persue these too if not brought to their attention already. Simlarly Wickrama finished a mansion in Subuthipura .,Baththaramulla recently These are all ill-gotten money. Public is agitating that these crooks should be dealt with without undue delay. Why cane authorities persue one allegation and find sufficient evidence to arrest them and peruse the other allegations against them. They ar waiting to bring MR after three months and hoping that all these crimes could be wiped under the carpet. It is the responsibility of the new President and the PM to take action to expedite inquiries and at least take the big crooks into custody. You both are failing in this respect. Dealing with crooks was one of the election pledges for which people voted for you Mr. President. Please do not fall into the category of ineffective. Be fair but stern in dealing with these crooks who plundered the nation. We are still awaiting for the much publicized Presidential Commission on the matter.

    Man from Kotte Saturday, 21 February 2015 12:44 PM

    According to Diip It was people around Gota and MR that corrupt and MR and GOTA are great men. Is this man living in a different planet?

    TONY Friday, 20 February 2015 11:06 PM


    gOB Saturday, 21 February 2015 12:49 PM

    Priyath Bamdu is the biggest Rouge

    Athula Saturday, 21 February 2015 09:21 AM

    About Time, all the RATS who ate into the national coffers should be delt severely. One had already flown the coop! PBJ. Interpol please catch this polecat!

    S.P.RAMKUMAR Saturday, 21 February 2015 09:40 AM

    Without political inference and political revenge authorities have to do the impartial inquiry. as a citizens of Sri Lanka we expect from authorities have treat then humanity way. all public representatives must be respected, if they did any wrong doing Voted shall decide forth coming general Elections.

    tharaka Saturday, 21 February 2015 05:43 PM

    it was in 1999.

    Nihal Amarasekera Saturday, 21 February 2015 09:48 AM

    Make it quick, please.

    willowsd Saturday, 21 February 2015 05:47 PM

    What about "Raththarang - Rohitha Abeygunawardana" who has milliions and millions for a beach boy train chain snatcher??

    Euclid Friday, 20 February 2015 11:51 PM

    Thank you, the JVP and the JHU. Some in the government were trying to cover these rogues.

    gerard mano Saturday, 21 February 2015 09:53 AM

    After the investigation nothing happens. hog wash! Sri Lanka CID

    Waco Saturday, 21 February 2015 12:18 AM

    Encouraging news. How about sabaragamuwa, chief minister Mihepala Herath.

    Sg. Saturday, 21 February 2015 06:23 PM


    Kolannawa Kolla Saturday, 21 February 2015 10:03 AM

    Something wrong, they are taking long time to proceed with enquirers, now only inquiry is starts, when it is going to finish. UNP ers are in deal. typical, perhaps great man MY3 helpless, his own party ministers are corrupted, on the other hand UNP people trying to cover all the stories of UPFA ministers. RW is not 100% pure man. they also corrupted.

    Tilak Saturday, 21 February 2015 12:43 AM

    Probing asses sets is OK. But how come Priyath has already been appointed to another high post by the present Govt. they should have waited till he was cleared of all suspicion .

    Premalal Saturday, 21 February 2015 01:22 PM

    You forgot the JVP murders.

    nawa Saturday, 21 February 2015 12:56 AM

    Since this new Government came to power everyone expected under the 100 day programme bring all those who have involved Money laundering and corruption punish through Justice.Unfortunately things not happening at the moment.We read daily papers and its same old same old story.Do something!!

    Horri Jimonis Saturday, 21 February 2015 01:42 PM

    Probably Jayaratne also will be in Jail with Mahinananda.

    Vijith Pieterz Saturday, 21 February 2015 01:46 PM

    One by one Sir. These three are the Main culprits who played out in Billions.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Saturday, 21 February 2015 01:48 PM

    Aluthgamage started Politics about few years back with a Push Bike without Mud-guard, now how many Luxury vehicles he has and how many mansions?

    Bubble Banda Saturday, 21 February 2015 01:49 PM

    Everyone is eagerly awaiting for the arrest of these three idiots. No worries !!!

    hiran Gunawardena Saturday, 21 February 2015 01:33 AM

    I cant stop myself laughing about these accusations. Cos so far they yet to prosecute anyone. It look like as election get closer accusations going through the roof without end results. Do you really. think that you can bully people for tge second time via DM Android App

    s kalpage Saturday, 21 February 2015 10:51 AM

    First Police and CID must be reformed. old rot will not do a good job

    J Palitha Saturday, 21 February 2015 01:52 PM

    Slow movement but effective actions with proof, this Govt. will never work like "Kalah Neethiya" unlike UPFA.

    Alber Gunasekera Saturday, 21 February 2015 01:39 AM

    Why the the CID is now so fancied about money laundering instead of looking into plundering of pubic wealth and possessing undeclared assets

    Vijith Pieterz Saturday, 21 February 2015 01:54 PM

    Oh boy.... you would have taken the head count of people who came after work, moreover Nuegegoda is always crowded in the evening.

    aswin Saturday, 21 February 2015 01:40 AM

    Hopefully the inquiry will go on without interference from other politicians

    Basa Saturday, 21 February 2015 07:45 PM

    in 1999. he came from a really poor family.

    Bara Karaththey Saturday, 21 February 2015 07:46 PM

    Does it take days and days to interrogate one suspect CID may be starting the day at 10 have 02 hour lunch break and end the days work by 4.So the case drags on and people are impatient via DM Android App

    Arunasalam Saturday, 21 February 2015 07:53 PM

    Murders or Murderers.

    cheers Saturday, 21 February 2015 02:31 AM

    If there is any kind of Law in the country without taking sides can we go back from 1977 to date that will give you an clear indication how any member of parliament could have such assets and money not only in SL but abroad as well so this should not be only for selected individuals but all members of parliament

    Bubble Banda Saturday, 21 February 2015 01:59 PM

    You mean, the attendance were fully cocked.

    Dilip Saturday, 21 February 2015 02:42 AM

    Why only UPFA? This should be done to all politicians .Red , Blue ,Green or Yellow.This is all bull.All of you people are trying to take the voters for a ride. Do not forget, the French revolution started , because the ruling parties took the simple people as idiots. THE RESULTS WERE NOT VERY SWEET. There are limits to any ones pain, At a certain time every one forgets their pain. That is the danger time.SRI LANKA loves Mr.Rajapaksa. He is a great man ,but some people around him made big mistakes. Punish them. We need Great people such as Great Mahinda and Gota.In the near future people will learn,The mess America has done to the rest of the world and what India will do to Sri Lanka for their excistence. They have already screwed Sri Lanka many times. But with Rajapaksa and Gota it never worked. Why are we going behind India. They are not greater than Srilanka. Go out of these Bollywood cities ,one would see powerty worse than Sri Lanka. I do not understand why our stupid F.M. has to run to India .Dose any one knows these nuke. deals they have signed .The President is a Doctor . But not a nuke: engineer. So how come these deals are signed?

    Fritz Saturday, 21 February 2015 02:57 AM

    I live in UK and I know few Sajin associates who lives in UKSajin was a frequent visitor to London and having business in UKSajin came from no where to acquire so much wealth under corrupt govt.All his business matters should be investigated, recoup all the monies and bugger behind BARS

    Horri Jimonis Saturday, 21 February 2015 02:01 PM

    No need to wake up, till dawn some guys were in the street after consuming too much free Liquor offered by Weerawansa.

    Rationalist Saturday, 21 February 2015 03:44 AM

    Things are moving!

    Justice Saturday, 21 February 2015 11:25 AM

    Delayed justice is better than no justice. In the previous government they had been zero law and order. At least now things are moving and we should have patience. The government should exposed the culprits to the public and the highest possible punishment should be given to them. If proven their corrupted, then all their assets should be taken to the government.

    Nims Saturday, 21 February 2015 05:07 AM

    Everyone who knows must provide the CID with information without waiting for CID to do everything. Also who ever responsible must check whether these corrupts can be charged on Money Laundering. If not the case will be thrown out and just another waste of tax payer money

    observer Saturday, 21 February 2015 02:15 PM

    Do not be excited.nothing special gonna be happen.after all business as usual by all party.

    Fassey Saturday, 21 February 2015 09:24 PM

    Rajapaksa laata kade giya athi. They are not great people they are selfish rogues

    Mohideen Saturday, 21 February 2015 09:26 PM

    Its only "The Pide Piper at Nugegoda town" take it easy

    Prem Nath Sunday, 22 February 2015 02:56 PM

    Anyway,whats happened to the case that was to come up on the 29th,January against R.K.?

    Desmond Jeromme Saturday, 21 February 2015 11:46 AM

    Correct, first of all the Team of CID you are going to appoint should be a new team as the old ones are the close colleagues of these three idiots.

    Bubble Banda Saturday, 21 February 2015 11:50 AM

    These three guys specially Aluthgamage should be put behind bars soon.

    Lankanboy Saturday, 21 February 2015 02:32 PM

    Was he Studen union president in Moratuwa university around 1997..?

    Kiris Baba Amaray Saturday, 21 February 2015 11:52 AM

    If you arrest the first two, it is easy to catch the rest.

    Horri Jimonis Saturday, 21 February 2015 11:53 AM

    The worst part is having playing out public funds, these guys are freely roaming around pretending like saints.

    J Palitha Saturday, 21 February 2015 11:55 AM

    I am happy that atleast now some action is taken on Mahinananda Aluthgamage who was almost a Dictator in the island.

    Philip Dias Saturday, 21 February 2015 02:47 PM

    IF they cannot prove how they earn honestly. Their assets MUST be confiscated.

    Horri Jimonis Saturday, 21 February 2015 11:56 AM

    Please check the properties which Aluthgamage earned recently and the Jewellery shop he runs at Katunayake Air Port.

    Perera Saturday, 21 February 2015 06:39 AM

    Scope should be extended to Ports Authority higher officials who have been engaged in corrupt business in partnership with former SLPA Chairman.

    Vijith Pieterz Saturday, 21 February 2015 11:58 AM

    How could Vaas Gunawardene paid a penalty in Millions without any hazzle.

    RD Saturday, 21 February 2015 12:00 PM

    CID holds these inquires to prove how innocent these people are.

    Desmond Jeromme Saturday, 21 February 2015 12:07 PM

    These rogues should be punished severely. This is our prayers.

    upul arunajith Saturday, 21 February 2015 11:45 PM

    Good start. Long over due. But how come comrade Wansha still not investigated. Few years ago he was a text book Marxist now epitome of capitalism. Get his assets investigated immediately.

    Fernandez Saturday, 21 February 2015 03:19 PM

    Priyath does not belong in this crooks category. He is a well qualified professional and not a corrupt politician as the other two.

    Ganesh Saturday, 21 February 2015 03:20 PM

    I wonder as to why the erudite professor of law G L Preis let this moron to monitor him and his ministry because of fear or favor to Rajapakse degrading himself and the university community

    Reality Sunday, 22 February 2015 12:10 AM

    You keep dreaming till your bubble burst.

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