Yoshitha Rajapaksa, one of Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s sons, carried out a motor spare parts business through the State-run SriLankan Airlines abusing his father’s powers, UNP Spokesman and Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam alleged at a media conference today.
The Minister levelled the accusations based on the recently issued Weliamuna Report, which highlighted many transactions, manipulations of service contracting, recruitment of unqualified staff and major in-flight security breaches at SriLankan Airlines during the time of former government.
The Minister said that the SriLankan Airline's London Manager, who noticed and opposed Yoshitha’s business, had been transferred with immediate effect as a result of an order from the former President.
“The order had been given by the former president. We don’t want to take revenge from anybody. But, people should be aware of the truth and what the whole Rajapaksa family did to our country by exploiting public money for their satisfaction. Even flights had been changed by them for their personal matters,” Kariyawasam said.
He also thanked Attorney J.C. Weliamuna for finishing the report on time so that government would be able to file criminal action against the wrongdoers.
The statement on the report, issued on Saturday by the Prime Minister’s office, charged gross abuse of power by Airline’s former Chairman Nishantha Wickramasinghe. (Piyumi Fonseka)
What happened to the case of the murdered ruggerite.
Coconut Republic Tuesday, 07 April 2015 06:13 PM
Hey authorities, what are you waiting for?
Dutugamunu Tuesday, 07 April 2015 06:14 PM
Kiyanawa witharayi, Ko action. Daapalla hireta mun okkoma.
ANTON Tuesday, 07 April 2015 06:17 PM
AS BASIL SAID I THOUGHT THEY ARE FARMERS, THEIR SONS ARE GROWING SPARE PARTS.
Be Fair Tuesday, 07 April 2015 10:05 PM
yet another "NATO"
dilip Tuesday, 07 April 2015 06:19 PM
May be the elections are not far away. We will hear more gossip soon. Good luck. Also I would like to know , what happened about the story , that the previous president trying to take the government by force.?
cyril n Tuesday, 07 April 2015 06:24 PM
The more these misuses are being brought to the notice of the public, it is more disgusting to realise these are type of guys who has been ruling our country. Airlanka must claim all the airfreight costs from the persons concerned.
lkboy Tuesday, 07 April 2015 06:33 PM
so wheres the action?
Mason Tuesday, 07 April 2015 06:42 PM
The four sponsors of "bring back Rajapakse" have not said anything about his corruption. Dop they condemn it or condone it ?
saman Tuesday, 07 April 2015 06:52 PM
Why would they condemn? Those dirty scoundrels are all eyeing ministerial portfolios from MR.
frank hilary Tuesday, 07 April 2015 07:03 PM
Good question. It seems that the Govt. is taking too long to move in this matter. I believe this would not be swept under the carpet.
Waco Tuesday, 07 April 2015 07:21 PM
All these roughs are well protected by the current government, hence no action. " same Band different tune"
Desmond Jeromme Wednesday, 08 April 2015 09:00 AM
Only the Public is cheated by President
Waco Tuesday, 07 April 2015 07:49 PM
All are robbing the nation and hudwinking the people.
Horri Jimonis Wednesday, 08 April 2015 09:01 AM
They are busy collecting the culprits to their side.
sarath Wednesday, 08 April 2015 09:13 AM
but the motor spare parts from London?how he will do with profit
Ranjan Wednesday, 08 April 2015 10:34 AM
For whom were the Treasury Bond money stolen?
Renu Wednesday, 08 April 2015 06:08 AM
President. PM where is the action against wrong dowers
charmain Wednesday, 08 April 2015 04:28 PM
Gosh these dirty crooks should be put behind bars for a live time
Hadam Tuesday, 07 April 2015 05:35 PM
What a bunch of crooks...! Its a shame to our country all of these guys moving freely without get locked up...! They all act so innocent in face of public...!
MaluPan Tuesday, 07 April 2015 05:44 PM
"Body part, flesh and metal" was the name of the business. Very nice and these are the patriots. Now we shall classify them as "so called patriots". Please no more night races.
saman Tuesday, 07 April 2015 05:54 PM
Aba Jayasekera Tuesday, 07 April 2015 05:55 PM
News Item two days ago:Office of the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today rejected the allegation level against the Rajapaksa government on the road constructions and said that even standard practices in the construction industry are portrayed as instances of abuse by the previous government. This was the standard practice in the Mahinda Rajapaksa Government. Yoshitha as a dutiful son followed the then standard practice. How could anyone protest ?
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