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9 November 2016 12:04 pm - 18     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The joint opposition yesterday lodged a complaint against Finance Minster Ravi Karunanayake at the Bribery Commission over three cases of financial misappropriation during the ‘Yahapalana’ government.

Addressing a media briefing, joint opposition MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage said they have gathered documents regarding twelve different cases amounting to Rs. 10 billion against Minister Karunanayake and added that they were lodging only three complaints as of now.

“Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa has assigned a group from joint opposition MPs to investigate on the financial misappropriations which took place during the ‘Yahapalana’ regime,” MP Aluthgamage said.

He said they would release step by step the rest of the ‘Yahapalana’ ministers who were engaged in financial misappropriations under the “‘Top Ten’ – ‘Yahapalana’ Mega Thieves” investigations made by them.

Meanwhile, addressing the media briefing, joint opposition MP Ramesh Pathirana said Minister Karunanayake had caused the State a loss of Rs. 10 billion by releasing 800 Prado vehicles and 700 Benz vehicles from the Sri Lanka Customs.

“Minister Karunanayake has released these vehicles just paying Rs. 1.6 million per one vehicle which was needed to pay Rs. 8 million per one,” he added.

He said Minister Karunanayake had also engaged in a large scale financial misappropriation in connection to two private companies, Global Park Company where his daughter was currently acting as the director and a Singaporean Company.

The joint opposition previously lodged a complaint against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe over financial misappropriations worth Rs. 15 billion in connection to the Central Bank bond scam. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)


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  Comments - 18

  • J Palitha Wednesday, 09 November 2016 06:19 PM

    All the rotters and looters who played out in billions including Aluthgamage

    German Jacob Wednesday, 09 November 2016 06:21 PM

    Aluthgamage's cases are coming up soon and the fellow will be jailed soon, no argument. That is why he is struggling too much these days.

    pradeep Wednesday, 09 November 2016 12:16 PM

    one time poor insurance agent has become a billionaire still barking without any shame.

    Desmond Jeromme Wednesday, 09 November 2016 12:34 PM

    Contradiction - Hora is seeking Horung... funny !!! ha..ha..ha..

    hubert Wednesday, 09 November 2016 12:34 PM

    Faults legation is a punishable offence one more case in addition to Cricket Board Nawala

    Kiris Baba Amaray Wednesday, 09 November 2016 12:38 PM

    Yes this is called magic money by a magic man. He became the 2nd richest hanging on to Looter King Mahinda.

    J Palitha Wednesday, 09 November 2016 12:42 PM

    How about your cases man? Hope the Welikade Prison doors are opened for you very soon.

    ET Wednesday, 09 November 2016 12:45 PM

    Complainant are thieves for certain. That does not clear the Ravi of wrong doings if the alegations true.

    Madiya Wednesday, 09 November 2016 12:47 PM

    Good. All thieves must be caught. Set a thief to catch a thief!

    Vernon Wednesday, 09 November 2016 12:53 PM

    These are the tactics adopted by the political crooks, to bring forth crimes of others in government, so as to be on bargaining power with the government to cover their own sins. They do this not for the love of the country. Ultimately both parties will hide or escape from the crimes, and the public is the loser.

    Kadupol Jothywansa Wednesday, 09 November 2016 01:31 PM

    For all his cases by now he should have been behind bars, still this fellow is out.

    German Jacob Wednesday, 09 November 2016 01:33 PM

    Pradeep I am working in Germany, last week I got to know Mahinananda has another mansion in Germany also. My God... he had played out left and right.

    Bubble Banda Wednesday, 09 November 2016 01:36 PM

    I have seen him coming in a old corroded bicycle with files, now he has 08 (eight) Super Luxury Vehicles worth in billions. From where he got this money?

    Be Fair Wednesday, 09 November 2016 01:41 PM

    Ravi K is no saint, but Mahindananda to complain about is really funny

    Riyad Thursday, 10 November 2016 07:13 PM

    Pot calling the kettle black LOL via DM Android App

    Ash Wednesday, 09 November 2016 02:36 PM

    We need a Trump in SL to send all these goons to gallows for ripping the nation via DM Android App

    Ravi Wednesday, 09 November 2016 03:01 PM

    What world you people are living? Ravi taxed your only luxury of cheap Japanese cars while he get super luxury cars. Helped crooked business man to take out their vehicles to release from custom with lesser duty, he is only good at beer and liquor traders. look like good governance achieved in your dreams.

    Dominic Wednesday, 09 November 2016 03:27 PM

    Could you please stay away from politics, we need educated Sri Lankans not the caliber of person like Mahindananda.

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