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Permission from the Switzerland and Saudi Arabian governments to check secret bank accounts of those who had deposited money swindled from development projects would be requested by the relevant authorities, Deputy Minister of Justice Sujeewa Senasinghe said in a rally in Moratuwa today.

MP Senasinghe alleged that what he called fraudulent projects, including the Mattala Airport, Hambantota Habour, and Norochcholai Coal Power Plant were launched by the former government in order to skim off money which certain persons had deposited in Swiss and Saudi Arabian bank accounts.

“So far around 2000 complaints have been lodged with the BC against henchmen of previous government. In the past the BC was also full of corrupt persons. But today people are not allowed to do such things in this country,” he said.

He added that the present government had appointed a new Director General of the Bribery Commission and was recruiting new inspectors to the BC under a new legal procedure in order to speed up the process of bringing the culprits to book.

According to Mr. Senasinghe, it might take six months to one year to catch the leading figures behind the corruption and bribery since the legal the accepted procedures were being adhered to by the government. (PIYUMI FONSEKA)



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  • R J Das Monday, 09 March 2015 06:40 AM

    Time for ACTION. Country need the money back. enough talk.

    Sobitha Monday, 09 March 2015 02:48 PM

    Where are the Lamborginies and the Golden horse and the helicopters you were mourning about?

    gayan Monday, 09 March 2015 08:11 AM

    Boring.

    aa Thursday, 12 March 2015 01:35 PM

    Nissan Lambo.....

    SEBA Monday, 09 March 2015 08:45 AM

    all fart, no shit

    ColomboSam Monday, 09 March 2015 09:09 AM

    Come on man, name the names if you know what you are talking about!!! Otherwise, this is just gimmicks and lies and BS to con people to someone hang on to the powerless sinking ship you boys are on.You wanted 100 days, you only got 100 days, either come and show the coconuts or go back to your old days of Lies and BS! You have no shame to come and ask for 6-12 months???? Stop conning people. We didnt vote you for this. Name the Names or go back home now!

    Ranil Wijeyesekera Monday, 09 March 2015 09:16 AM

    It is said that commissions were obtained from these projects. The cost was excessive. To back our claim that the costs were excessive it is desirable to get a full breakdown of the cost. This could be obtained from the Chinese companies in the first instance. We also can isolate cost and prepare a breakdown. The monies from these companies to the suspects could be traced. Joint accounts is used to get round the security of funds. The signatory would be only the suspect. The withdrawal of funds could be by telephone or email or written instruction or online.. Going through a number of accounts and the ability to transfer between accounts may be built in.It is possible that the bank account owner and the It is necessary to look into transfer of large sums of money. The buying of gold should be checked. It is necessary fro the appointment of officers to be done by joint selection fast. A commission to check on public information and complaints should be should be set up.

    de silva Monday, 09 March 2015 09:32 AM

    If proved it is your duty to public the names of these thugs and bring down that money to the treasury.

    kumar Sunday, 08 March 2015 09:34 PM

    Excellent. But, tell us something about the recent Bond Issue by the Central Bank, where the son-in-law of the Governor is involved.

    freebird Sunday, 08 March 2015 09:49 PM

    no action only talking via DM Android App

    Euclid Sunday, 08 March 2015 10:00 PM

    This is just talk to the masses and an eyewash. We all know the money is offshore and this is not news. No talk of Mahinda, Gota and Company. Why?

    bandu Sunday, 08 March 2015 10:04 PM

    Kandak vilida kendak wath bihi kirimata thatama thatama thawama innawa.

    VSD Sunday, 08 March 2015 10:06 PM

    First provide proof. Then talk. Enough of rubbish.

    dilip Sunday, 08 March 2015 10:11 PM

    We heard about this kind of stories for a long, long time.Are they for the comming elections???.

    Appuhami Sunday, 08 March 2015 10:27 PM

    Keep on Dreaming. By six months to one year, the crooks will be back in power.

    Synthatic Lawyer Sunday, 08 March 2015 10:29 PM

    Dear Mr Senasinha, personnaly country knows you have no any experience in politics but you are a lawyer, and the 2nd to the ministory of Justice. What is the use of pulling out ex VIP level cheaters bank accounts in other countries and just not taking any action against them. That is useless and what you are doing is following up the same method followed by the old regime , in other words " Cheating to Uneducated Villagers " If you realy wants to do some thing to this "Poor Citizens of already courrepted country" as a man in "Justice" , as one brilliant "President of Etiyopia" did in his country, make laws to establish Srilanka a country of no "Fire Arms" for the civiliance. If Ehiyopia a third world country did it why cannot do it in Srilanka. Make laws every Gramasewaka in Gramasewaka division go from a house to house with a uniformd Police Officer search for fire arms and first confiscated them with heavy penalties and make laws police to search Fire arms

    Nimesh Sunday, 08 March 2015 10:39 PM

    Will you also reveal the names of those who properties in France and UK?

    Attanayake Sunday, 08 March 2015 10:47 PM

    Recently International Consortium on Investigative Journalists(ICIJ) released a list of 1,195 Indians holding a total of $4.1 billion black money in HSBC in Zurich. We too should approach ICIJ.

    Horri Jimonis Sunday, 08 March 2015 11:19 PM

    Former Sports Minister, Rohitha

    Kiris Baba Amaray Sunday, 08 March 2015 11:22 PM

    CID please take Kehliya Rambukwela and investigate.

    Dilli Monday, 09 March 2015 11:28 AM

    We already know about this. What action are you going to take?

    DJ Monday, 09 March 2015 11:49 AM

    Patience to all 100 days are not over yet. I guess we should hold our talk till after 100 days and then make our voices heard

    abay Monday, 09 March 2015 03:15 AM

    This is way that the previous UNP accused Late Mr.T.B.Illangaratne.

    simon Monday, 09 March 2015 04:00 AM

    The present regime is not in a position to do much because they are in it too !

    Cheers Monday, 09 March 2015 04:34 AM

    Do not talk what your heart says but be realistic this shows how immature you are to hold a position like justice in our country


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