Thilak says it was "day light robbery"

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The Daily Mirror in an explosive interview with former SEC Chairman Thilak Karunarathne spoke to him in detail about what transpired in the run up to his resignation. In his most detailed interview  to date since his resignation Karunarathne said that what happened in the bourse was “day light robbery” and it was clear that “Powerful people” wanted him out.

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  • Fathima Sunday, 02 September 2012 04:16 AM

    Important thing is, What is he doing there ?. Just sitting on a chair & getting a salary. 8 Year boy can do the same stuff. Then, why Tilak is there ????

    Fathima Sunday, 02 September 2012 04:20 AM

    Just sitting on a chair & getting a salary. 8 Year boy can do the same stuff. Then, why Tilak is there ????

    RAZA Monday, 03 September 2012 01:42 AM


    Coonghe Monday, 03 September 2012 02:24 AM

    He cant stay with' Horu samaga heluwen"

    Karu Tuesday, 28 August 2012 12:48 AM

    Today in our country,the poor becomes poorer but the rich becomes more richer.Socialism!!!! Ha,Ha,Ha ...........

    almar Thursday, 08 November 2012 12:25 PM

    good luck 4 the darmma rajaya

    garawi Friday, 31 August 2012 02:35 PM

    Tilak is wrong!~He was given a job and if he had obstructions to execute it he should have simply first informed the Finance Minster, who is MR, his boss about these interferences. And if the required support was not coming from him then he should have resigned. Listening to others and saying that "' he got the message through third parties', shows how unsuitable he is as a manager and especially for an important post like this.

    Upul Sunday, 02 September 2012 10:07 AM

    Another recent day light robbery was sudden and huge increase of vehicle duties few months ago. People had been encouraged before to import vehicles and increased the duty suddenly overnight. So Middle class innocent people had to pay thumping amounts to clear their even small cars . Some people gave up lakhs of money as they could not afford .

    Saman Doloswala Wednesday, 29 August 2012 05:50 AM

    An stooge of the government deserves the job and not a honest man like Tilak

    perumal Tuesday, 28 August 2012 04:43 AM

    Whoever becomes the SEC Chairman, it is going to be a job "SEC chairman vs. HE President by proxy" Eventually, It will be " President took back what he gave"

    Jayasingha Tuesday, 28 August 2012 04:57 AM

    Though he says he is no diplomat he is diplomatically vague in his answers. By his answers the viewer gets the impression that it is HE the President that is not supporting him in his job and preventing action against the wrong doers. Basically it is HE the President who appointed him that is safeguarding the so called mafia and listening to them. History shows that he is a person who does not follow up on his own convictions when the going gets tough and bails out.
    He should have stayed till all his findings are investigated and wrong doers are punished. Coming to the media and not exposing fully is not enough.

    Anura Friday, 31 August 2012 07:18 AM

    If thilak did correct job why market went down. Did he protect small investors. He supported only few stock brokers and he worked only betterment for them. He used sec rules and regulation for falling down the market.

    Ran banda Monday, 03 September 2012 05:16 PM

    so were you day dreaming?

    Thushan Saturday, 01 September 2012 02:28 AM

    I think Thilak should just get over it, Accept the fact that he couldn't do his job and he was replaced. What's the use of going on and on about it now? Horse is dead, stop beating it.

    Looking at this from a different perspective, I think Thilak is loving the lime light, all the media coverage and publicity. I guess this is the attention he never got during his tenure as SEC chairman (because he had nothing to report).

    Pls, either lets move on or reveal who is behind all allegations factually. Because the public is getting tired of Thilak's daily teaser.

    Or even better, let's talk about the world hunger problem, because our contribution to that might be more fruitful than discussing this. Many of us have lost money in the stock market, we all want to know the truth and facts.

    khan Thursday, 04 October 2012 08:46 AM

    Richer become richer by looting tax payers money and fradulant trade practices . Poor become poorer due bad management of economy.

    Lakwesiya Tuesday, 28 August 2012 07:43 AM


    You are not correct. It is not the diplomat is required.

    The job requires a person who does not have a spine as a snail.

    ANURA Tuesday, 28 August 2012 07:55 AM

    Thilak, without beating around the bush ,just tell who was doing what manupulating the stock market. We respect you as an honest guy; SriLankans are eagerly waiting to know what the problem is.

    JEHAN Monday, 27 August 2012 05:43 PM

    i think he is not suitable for this job, this job requires a diplomat

    MSM Saturday, 01 September 2012 05:33 AM

    H e should have understood what lurked ahead when his predecessor had to resign. Because she is the all powerful Lalith Weeratunga's wife.

    Shaik Ahamath Thursday, 30 August 2012 10:56 AM

    I ws a great supporter of Thilak Karunarathne until this interview which showed his arrogance and his snobbery. His demeanour of The King of Swaziland just because it was a little country was embarassing and disrespectful. However small and insignificant, they are recognised by that august body, UN and we may come to need them one day. Please Mr. Karunarathne, if you cannot name the wrongdoings and the wrongdoers, stop the innundoes and let your successor get on with his job.

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