Last Updated : 02-09-2014 16:59

 

 
 

Land owner says he paid deputy minister Rs.250 million

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A complaint lodged by a land owner that Deputy Petroleum Minister Sarana Gunawardena had asked for Rs.250 million in order to continue construction of a housing scheme , was forwarded to the Bribery Commission by Police Chief N.K. Illangakone

The complainant Duminda Lakshan Liyanage who is a resident of Pelawatta is putting up a housing scheme at Horagolla. He had lodged his complaint at the Police Headquarters on Thursday evening.

The Deputy Minister in a counter complaint told Police Headquarters that the businessman had made these allegations with the intention of tarnishing his image.

The land owner in his complaint said he had given the Deputy Minister two dated cheques for nearly Rs.200 million and gave another Rs.50 million in cash.

However Deputy Minister Gunawardena has denied these allegations. (Supun Dias)

 
 

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-5+151 # Dadoriya 2012-08-10 16:40
I thought this was accepted by the present regime and is common knowledge.
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-2+166 # Alex 2012-08-10 16:48
What image he is talking about?

All knows his character
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-1+39 # Sando 2012-08-10 20:02
divided by 2 = Susil
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-1+39 # Banda 2012-08-10 20:24
This deputy minister deserves a triple gold medal in London Olympics...which Sri Lanka needs badly.
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-1+57 # human 2012-08-10 20:31
this man talking about his image.hey stupid man im also near ur home.i know ur image very well.
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-2+28 # Saman 2012-08-10 20:36
He is making country proud. Anew income source.
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-1+44 # shahiwal 2012-08-10 20:46
These goons are ruining the whole country. Do they have image to tarnish. this guy got couaght many time doing the same thing. voters please reject these people
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-1+53 # Dinesh 2012-08-10 21:16
Sad to say 90% of the voters only know to read and write....but only 10% knows how to use their brains. This is the reason the country is run by these kind of people.
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-0+34 # Appuhamy 2012-08-10 21:01
Paying bribes by issuing cheques ....???? That must be a record..
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-0+3 # Cramer Segami 2012-08-11 21:13
You could have wait till cheques be realised. then only you can prove the matter.
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-0+35 # fadhom 2012-08-10 21:08
I'd like to see dailymirror follow up on this and post the verdict in the papers and I'd like it better to see how the government would respond to the news
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-0+25 # Citizen Perera 2012-08-10 21:36
This could be the tip of a iceberg.
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-0+33 # dass 2012-08-10 21:37
Petroleum minister doing construction work and construction minister doing foreign affairs work. what a miracle
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-6+18 # Renu 2012-08-10 21:39
When Bigger people take Billions there is nothing wrong with Sarana Gunawardena taking a bribe of 250M
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-0+13 # Nodrog 2012-08-11 10:44
Renu, two wrongs don't make a right! Its this kind of thinking that has put us deep down in a well and 20 over years behind countries like SIngapore.
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-0+13 # Nodrog 2012-08-11 11:43
Whether you steal Rs 1 or Rs 1m you are still a rogue.
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-0+20 # Herby Padmaperuma 2012-08-10 22:02
ANOTHEER PRESTEGIOUS PLUME ON THE CROWN OF THE GOVERNMENT WHICH IS OPNELY ALLOWING ITS MEMBERS TO ENGAE IN BRIBERY,CORRUPT IO, MURDER
ABDUCTION, THGGERY, RAPE, ETC ETC. ON A MERE COMPLAIN OF TIS NATURE, THE PURER THAN THE PUREST PRESIDENT MUST CALL THE SUSPECTS AND QUESTION THEM AN ASCEERETAIN THE BONA FIDE OF HE ALLEGATIONS,WIT HOUT GAMBLING WITH THE COURT DECISIONS. GOVEERNMENT DON'T EVEN SHOW TO THE PEOPLE THAT IT IS NOT CORRUPT.
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-1+23 # john 2012-08-10 22:09
finally he will be released,becaus e he is a deputy minester!!!
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-0+9 # jayaweera dissanayak 2012-08-11 07:46
where are tax officers . are they sleeping ?
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-1+5 # indi 2012-08-11 07:58
this makes no sense. paying 250 m as a bribe for a housing scheme in horagolla does not make sense at all. say there is a 50 houses in the scheme, and the cost of the house will increase by 5 mil to recover the bribe.
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-0+10 # Jagath Leanage 2012-08-11 09:33
Deputy Minister had asked 250 Mn. Just imagine higher rankers asking commission. Wow ass charya.
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-2+7 # Justin Keppetiyagama 2012-08-11 10:27
Can any body believe that the Deputy Petroleum Minister would accept Rs.250 million from a local man when the CPC dealings are coming under his purview also.
Justin
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-0+8 # KINGASANGA 2012-08-11 10:58
this minister must reject by the peoples of his electorate area. other thing is business man did business with "DEVIL" so he must expect similar kind of result. these two parties did monkey business now compliant to us. WHY?
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-1+15 # dave 2012-08-11 11:31
Kohomada Gahili. Haaaa. haaaaa.
What is the Portion for MR
What is the Portion for BR
What is the Portion for NR
50 m Cash for this buggar.
He will not be punished. He will be free from all the charges.
Mokada Lokkage Wadak... Haaaa haaa
Let us see in next election.
Wonder of Asia?????????
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-0+3 # ANURA 2012-08-11 13:35
Please investigate these allegations honestly. This is the problem we are facing. Allegations and counter allegations. Please let the law to operate without any political interfearance.
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-0+2 # Jagath Leanage 2012-08-11 20:06
Has he encashed these two cheques. If not, it will not be easy to prove. "Naduth hamuduruwange baduth hamuduruwange".
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-0+3 # wijebahu 2012-08-11 21:22
no point, maharaj will not take any action against those thieves. whatever the outcome lokka will get votes from this stupid public.
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-0+1 # chandler 2012-08-12 03:50
Give the complainant a fair trial. Over to you MR, if you are serious about curbing the corruption. Am I dreaming!
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-0+1 # Rohan 2012-08-12 09:30
This looks like a state acting like open mafia operation. Without kappam (bribe) to the state, nobody could do any business or start any project.....Looks like the country heading for Hara Kiri.. Who wants to giv e this go...Rs:250 million...One should be crazy..
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-0+3 # Nish 2012-08-12 11:01
This man forcibly took over innocent peasant's properties since 1998. Some of the victims had heart attacks and died. Poeple have to rovolt against them like France and America did centuries ago. Sri Lankan voters are real idiots. I agree.
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