Probe Packer who is in SL - UNP

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A group of UNP MPs including Ruwan Wijewardene, Harsha De Silva and Ajith P. Perera yesterday lodged a complaint at the Police Headquarters against Australian business tycoon James packer who is currently in Sri Lanka to participate in the Commonwealth Heads of State Meeting (CHOGM) Business Forum.

The complaint bearing No. CIB I 39/23 alleged Mr. Packer was to engage in an illegal gaming business in Sri Lanka.

UNP MP Dr. De Silva who spoke to the media on behalf of the complainants said they had requested the IGP to take action to prevent Mr. Packer from starting up an illegal casino business in Sri Lanka.
“If the police can apply the law on small-scale casinos like the one they raided in Town Hall recently, that law should also apply to large scale casinos too,” he said.

“One cannot start up casinos in accordance with the Gaming Bill of 2010, and anyone who is operating one must have obtained a licence as of January 1, 2012. But no-one has obtained any such licenses up to now,” Dr. De Silva said.

Mr. Packer is expected to start up a mixed development project in Colombo under which he is expected to construct a hotel, residential apartments, shopping areas where facilities will be established for various entertainment activities. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 12

  • Jason Tuesday, 12 November 2013 11:06 AM

    I have lost what little respect I had for Harsha de Silva!
    ...and they wonder why the UNP is going down hill.

    ANTON Monday, 11 November 2013 11:27 AM

    GAMBLERS NEVER WIN AND WINNERS NEVER GAMBLE.

    Devaka Monday, 11 November 2013 12:07 PM

    Have these fellows nothing else to do?

    Ryan Monday, 11 November 2013 09:43 AM

    Can the law be imposed on potential casino guys? That is hilarious.

    Ryan Monday, 11 November 2013 09:43 AM

    These guys are hurt bcos police raided the burupola??

    Rohan1 Monday, 11 November 2013 09:52 AM

    With you know who in the main chair in the court system, you must be dreaming to get a hearing in any court. Please watch out, he may make a ruling against you without hearing any case that you wasted the valuable time of the court, and tried to defame a global business magnate.

    Nodrog Monday, 11 November 2013 10:11 AM

    Jokers following in the steps of their clown leader.

    anurajay Monday, 11 November 2013 10:12 AM

    Ballo biruwata kandu path wenne naha..

    meyalata chance eka thibunanam balanna puluwan..lankawa casio rajadaniyak karai, kisima dukak nathuwa

    Hiran Monday, 11 November 2013 10:12 AM

    Ryan, I totally agree. I just lost respect for Dr Harsha!

    Alistair Randall Monday, 11 November 2013 12:55 PM

    Yes. This nerd Dr. is really a joker.

    Crazy Coot Tuesday, 12 November 2013 02:37 AM

    They are doing something, you know!!!

    Crazy Coot Tuesday, 12 November 2013 02:39 AM

    Prevention is always better than the cure.


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