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Powerful 16 MPs taken money from PTL- Keerthi

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Some powerful 16 MPs from both the Government and the Opposition accepted money from the Perceptual Treasuries Chief Arjun Aloysius, Centre for Human Rights and Research (CHR) Executive Director Keerthi Tennakoon alleged today.

 Addressing a news briefing, he said the 16 MPs had obtained money on separate occasions via ‘crossed’ Cheques and cash cheques.

“Allegations have been levelled at different politicians over taking money from the PTL. It should be noted that all those who have taken money from the PTL are not only politicians. Several civil activists, religious leaders, and professionals should also be included to the list,” Tennakoon said.

He said that the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) report on the Central Bank bond scam, which had not been made to public domain yet, would expose all 118 individuals, who had obtained money from the PTL.

He said although now it is six months since the final report on the CB bond fraud had been issued, the master mind of the bond scam had not been taken into custody.

“When the final report was presented to Parliament, we exposed that 5,000 annexure pages were missing. Then, the President said those pages couldn’t be exposed as it would obstruct legal process. Those pages should be made to public domain in order to get the real picture of the CB bond scam,” Tennakoon said. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 16

  • Vipin B Wednesday, 30 May 2018 05:53 PM

    A better heading would have been "Powerful and corrupt 16 MPs taken money from PTL- Keerthi"

    Siri Wednesday, 30 May 2018 06:00 PM

    Does SRILANKA need politicians?

    Saradiel Wednesday, 30 May 2018 06:20 PM

    Accepting money from businessman by various parties is a normal thing. If done before the bond scam and for a valid reason , do not see anything wrong. Should not be a bribe or for other illegal reason. Else, no one will be able to accept any money from anyone not even for an election campaign or even by a religious entity. No one will ever know when the donatong parry can get into bad books one day in future.

    laki Wednesday, 30 May 2018 08:10 PM

    There is another facet to the story. The donations by the businessmen are actually bribes. In fact they are currying favors. That is why they are so secretive about it. Donation is a word used by the politicians to give some respectability to a bribe.

    Saradiel Wednesday, 30 May 2018 08:40 PM

    If no helping hand from rich businessmen, only the super rich can contest elections in Sri Lanka. Good news to them and bad news to the others who can't afford a campaign. I don't agree with that situation.

    malij Thursday, 31 May 2018 12:32 PM

    @Saradiel: What is the difference? Even now the super rich are getting their men elected by their super funding. The only solution is to have a limit on election spending and a limit on donations by any person to an election campaign. Now it is pure bribery.

    Jay Wednesday, 30 May 2018 06:38 PM

    You always talk talk and talk! Why don't you release the names?

    sil Wednesday, 30 May 2018 07:33 PM

    Those 16 or more MPs, don't wait to expose your innocence until names disclose, Now come out,If do so you may have public sympathy,- why 5000 pages under the president's mat, does top man's name too there

    karthik Wednesday, 30 May 2018 07:41 PM

    When you say powerful that is the end of the story. Nothing will happen and they will be found innocent. That is the political game we have been playing for a long time.

    Premalal Wednesday, 30 May 2018 07:42 PM

    The only reason for the full report not being released by the President is that the crooks are close to him or his own relatives.

    Don Wednesday, 30 May 2018 07:58 PM

    Why half the information? reveal the names of the culprits.

    ravin Wednesday, 30 May 2018 08:07 PM

    general public dose not care whether bribe takers are powerful or not. Without making any blind accusations name the culprits. Or keep gaps closed with out getting any undue publicity.

    Dalit Wednesday, 30 May 2018 08:25 PM

    It is the Prez. who appointed Mahendran and he should take the responsibility.He should have as executive acted as soon as the fraud occurred.He failed and should leave.

    Wednesday, 30 May 2018 08:51 PM

    Isaiah 29:20-21

    Buddhist Thursday, 31 May 2018 08:37 AM

    Before he accuses others he should publicly declare where he and his organization gets money from. If he does that then he has the right to ask this question.

    Sanath Thursday, 31 May 2018 03:33 PM

    Reveal the names.


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