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The joint opposition with the help of Buddhist monks is hoping to collect cash donations to pay the fine imposed by the High Court on former presidential secretary Lalith Weeratunga, MP Bandula Gunawardena said yesterday.

Mr. Weeratunga was ordered to pay Rs.50 million as compensation to the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC) after he was found guilty of misappropriating Rs.600 million of its funds to distribute 'sil redi' during the 2015 presidential election campaign.

The MP told Daily Mirror a meeting was to be held last night at Sunethradevi Pirivena in Pepiliyana to launch this programme. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 42

  • LENDER. Friday, 08 September 2017 09:22 PM


    Hubert Congreve Saturday, 09 September 2017 10:47 AM

    Mahinda or Basil have so many billions from the looted commissions, why not from that money they can pay off the fines.

    Lucian Fernando Saturday, 09 September 2017 10:48 AM

    Even the actor Bandula earned in millions when he crossed over and joined Mahinda.

    rew Saturday, 09 September 2017 12:21 PM

    Crooked Beneficiaries supporting their own kind. No Hopers

    S.T.M. Jabeer (Attorney-at-Law) Saturday, 09 September 2017 06:11 PM

    Hidden looted money is still kept reserved for the next elections Sil Redi, out of that why can't MR and Basil pay-off?

    ceylon Friday, 08 September 2017 09:24 PM

    fake drama.tell mahindagotabasilnamal to pay.they are trillionaires.they made money by using these government servants.these foolish actors think people are idiots. via DM Android App

    Atha Katha Samaray Saturday, 09 September 2017 10:44 AM

    You are correct, all the politicians including Ranil is playing a drama with Rajapakshe family and cheating the public.

    Jal Perera Saturday, 09 September 2017 10:45 AM

    The day the entire Rajapakshe family goes behind bars, that is the day of Independence for SriLanka.

    L C A Saturday, 09 September 2017 10:32 AM

    Ah ! JO has admitted the crime that Lalith and Anusha were asked to do.

    Prof. Earnest Soysa Saturday, 09 September 2017 06:08 PM

    Not only the JO, the entire nation knows well that Mahinda is responsible and deserve punishment as he is the one who forcibly ordered his loyal secretary to do so.

    HAND EXPOSED Saturday, 09 September 2017 10:40 AM


    Barry Saturday, 09 September 2017 10:50 AM

    Ask Arjun Aloysious. He paid rent for a poor minister.

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 09 September 2017 11:04 AM

    I can remember once a parlimentarian collecting Rs.100/- from each person to do election campaign . What happened to that money ? Real cheaters .

    optimistic Saturday, 09 September 2017 11:09 AM

    Lot more people will have to pay fines soon.

    johan Saturday, 09 September 2017 11:14 AM

    It is not a big money for JO to pay because all looters are there

    Premlal Wijesinghe (Lawyer) Saturday, 09 September 2017 06:05 PM

    For Mahinda and Basil, its just peanuts and finger tips to pay-off from the looted commissions.

    Tax Payer 2 Saturday, 09 September 2017 11:17 AM

    Why not collect money for the flood relief work rather than on paying the compensation for criminals. There are lot more worthy causes than for this criminals. Kidney patients, orphanages, etc etc. Jo has forgotten collection for Arusha P?????

    ananda Saturday, 09 September 2017 11:30 AM

    This is wonderful. JO will have to collect billions to pay fines and compensation in the future as and when verdicts are given against their members . via DM Android App

    Dinosaur Saturday, 09 September 2017 11:31 AM

    JO is degrading Bhuddism. Did lord Bhudda tell to support the corruption JO is using the religion to promote its own agenda. Disgusting via DM Android App

    Wije Saturday, 09 September 2017 11:45 AM

    horu wenuwen horu

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 09 September 2017 11:51 AM

    We can remember , once a politician collected rs.100/- from each voter and robbed money . Once again are you trying to steal money from innocent people ?

    Brainmaster Saturday, 09 September 2017 12:16 PM

    The money collected in temples should not be used to settle this matter it is ment to help poor people. via DM Android App

    malij Saturday, 09 September 2017 12:21 PM

    How did the two men asked from the court time till 20th to pay the fines?? They knew beforehand that the former King is going to pay their fines (totaling 104m) as well as their legal expenses. This is just an eyewash to squash more questions arising if the king pay the fines directly. Now it would be done under the guise of "contributions from the people".

    janaka Saturday, 09 September 2017 12:40 PM

    Joke of the Day. Bandula wants to collect money for him self. All the JO Jokers are broke these days.

    Mevan Saturday, 09 September 2017 12:46 PM

    Gonmanpila can give an idea or two about collecting money.

    Sincere Saturday, 09 September 2017 12:51 PM

    Birds of a feather always flock together!

    Sincere Saturday, 09 September 2017 12:52 PM

    Good idea.Why not check the Helping Hambantota account?

    Kumara Dharmarathne Saturday, 09 September 2017 12:53 PM

    This is another joke of Bandula. Before long he will be a good entertainer.

    Aladeniya Kirimathaya Saturday, 09 September 2017 06:03 PM

    Worse than Rs. 2500/- story. Ha..Ha..Ha..

    Jiffry Saturday, 09 September 2017 12:55 PM

    These are all dramas yes we know that you said with 3500 a family could have a living for one month. Why cant his ex boss pay for these two government servants with million of Dollars robbed by him

    Bala Saturday, 09 September 2017 01:18 PM

    This is a ruse for MR and Co. to pay the fine and then say from the collection. As usual to fool public, Law authorities and Tax Dept.

    michael Saturday, 09 September 2017 01:44 PM

    This is called double bonus, you rob 600M then pay fine of only 50M and then beg fm others for another 50m. What a robbery. If you want to buy Sill cloth you pay out of your pocket and buy Sill Cloth. If we want to donate a monk can we go and get the money from TRC ? What a joke Mahinda n Bandula. This is the 7500 family budget of Bandula.

    ghaffa Saturday, 09 September 2017 01:46 PM

    why should the public or any others pay for the robed money. did they do corruption on behalf of the public interest or what. do we have pain somewhere or what to pay that? let the Boss Mahinde to pay that.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Saturday, 09 September 2017 05:58 PM

    Bandu mama you too are like Goma-pilla going for hat collections. Hoooo.... Hoooo....

    K. Jinadasa Saturday, 09 September 2017 06:00 PM

    Well take it from me - just One Rupee, go and sit in front of the Bow Tree Pettah and you may collect a good amount.

    Kokis Nona Saturday, 09 September 2017 06:02 PM

    Better you Weerawansa, Gona-pilla make some tills and go to bus to bus at the Bus Stations and beg and collect funds. what a shame dear.

    Upul Saturday, 09 September 2017 06:31 PM

    This is a joke. These guys play out the taxpayers money and when asked to pay it back, again they turn back to the poor taxpayer. It is a double whammy for the tax payer.

    Asoka Saturday, 09 September 2017 07:09 PM

    Yes Bandula come to me...and bring a small tikiri butter pack also...

    gamini.seekkubadu Sunday, 10 September 2017 03:04 PM god......poor politicians....people must help them in this difficult situation....SL political arena is the most dusgusted in the world and not even suitable to compare those African extreemly undeveloped countris.....

    Kadiya Sunday, 10 September 2017 06:41 PM

    ...and what are they going to do about the 3 years jail term? Great Escape -2??

    DN Sunday, 10 September 2017 07:30 PM

    Is their an gems left in Namal's gem bag ?.

    ralahamy Sunday, 10 September 2017 07:32 PM

    Give us one good reason, why the public should dole out more money to these rogues, who have already swindled the public money.

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