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Govt. and opposition MPs received cash from Mendis distilleries - Ranjan claims

19 February 2018 06:23 am - 27     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Documents pertaining to payments made by Mendis Distilleries owned by Arjun Aloysious to a set of MPs from government and opposition has been recovered and are being held by President Maithripala Sirisena,Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake said yesterday.

Mr Ramanayake told journalists that Aloysious had made payments to the MPs in cheques.

" There would be a huge controversy in the country if the names of these MPs are revealed" he said.

The MP said the choice made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to appoint Arjun Mahendran for the Central Bank Governor's post was wrong. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe made a wrong choice but he cannot be blamed for the bond scam as he was not involved in it. (Yohan Perera)

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  • ANTON Monday, 19 February 2018 06:56 AM


    Nalin Monday, 19 February 2018 06:58 AM

    Oh really? Poor innocent Mr clean

    ANTON Monday, 19 February 2018 07:13 AM


    Anonymus Monday, 19 February 2018 07:22 AM

    In the interest of Sri LankaDisclose all MP names who have received cheques anonymously via internet and guerrilla-mail email: documentation to all news outlets and publish on Youtube.

    Sri Lankan Monday, 19 February 2018 07:24 AM

    Why Secret?. Disclose the names?

    PA Monday, 19 February 2018 07:34 AM

    ( President ). Sir Please Use your Sword and Take Action against these MPS - Once you take action and Kick them out from the Parliament there will be New MPS waiting from the 2015 PA System.

    Alcoholic Monday, 19 February 2018 07:46 AM

    I got Mendis Special !!!

    Jude Monday, 19 February 2018 07:47 AM

    Business people Created Politician!!! One hand moisturizers other, same way how politicians and business people coexistence!!!??

    Saman Monday, 19 February 2018 08:17 AM

    Tell us something we don't know..

    Roy Monday, 19 February 2018 08:45 AM

    Documents pertaining to payments made by Mendis Distilleries owned by Arjun Aloysious to a set of MPs from government and opposition has been recovered and are being held by President Maithripala Sirisena,Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake said yesterday.Give All the documents to CID/Police!

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 19 February 2018 08:57 AM

    If Maithri knows the MP's who received bribes, then he is also a crook to hold those names back. If you know those persons, then it is you bounden duty to the public to reveal them. Enough of this hidden talk.

    Sisili Bisili Monday, 19 February 2018 09:03 AM

    You have a duty to reveal those names to prevent the public, misleading in votes. That’s why you are in the parliament. Do that honourable thing you’ll earn the respect of the people.

    Shame Monday, 19 February 2018 09:07 AM

    ALL are same. Don't know what will happen to this country after President MS.

    Sathees Monday, 19 February 2018 09:18 AM

    it is not that easy. President should not interfere in Law and order or Judicial process. What the minister says is that the President is aware of such information is in hands of FCID.

    Asan Monday, 19 February 2018 09:22 AM

    PM Mahendran to slip out of the country. He should be ousted through the parliament with a no confidence motion.

    Ram Monday, 19 February 2018 10:02 AM

    As Ranjan says if President has the list, he must ASAP present it to Bribery Commission. If he retains it to threaten the recipients to take an advantage or benefit to him, President is committing a grave offence.

    kakopappa Monday, 19 February 2018 10:38 AM

    This is how MS will stop his MPs from now on.

    percy Monday, 19 February 2018 10:42 AM

    If this is the case, privatize Govt.

    Accountant Monday, 19 February 2018 10:45 AM

    all may be dud cheques, since distillery in closed

    gayathri Monday, 19 February 2018 10:47 AM

    So it's okay for the President to hold the names in secret for blackmailing purposes I guess?

    Raj Monday, 19 February 2018 11:06 AM

    Withholding any information relating to a criminal activity is illegal and punishable offence. Is this also same as the files that MR was holding sometimes ago. The files never came out!

    Wesley Moses Monday, 19 February 2018 11:21 AM

    Why you didn't get it .

    Sira Monday, 19 February 2018 11:35 AM

    please reveal all the names or inform the police who will protect your identity.

    Waco Monday, 19 February 2018 12:57 PM

    Name and Shame, if you are a straight person.

    Maru Monday, 19 February 2018 01:49 PM

    Hmm... another API GAVA FILE THIYANAWA

    Just Another Citizen Monday, 19 February 2018 02:58 PM

    So there are so many people who can't be named, hasn't that been the story all this time. In fact every politician says the same thing. Why can't they just name them, isn't that the start to good governance?

    Anonymous Tuesday, 20 February 2018 09:02 AM

    For the benefit of Sri Lanka:Make All the Documents,Cheques and MP names public ASAP!In a Democracy Public Interest HAS to be informedabout WHO exactly, ESPECIALLY if MPs!!!, ran away secretly, cowardly, and greedily,with Public Funds, on a giant scale, to be used for much needed roads, hospitals and schools...Mr. President, and whoever knows these documents and MP IDs, be courageous, be honest, be Buddhist, do the right thing, and make all info public anonymously if needed. May you succeed fearlessly.NEVER GIVE UP ON THIS GOOD!

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