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Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka today vowed to publish a blacklist exposing all the VIPs and higher-ups who have allegedly amassed billions of rupees and dollars of ill-gotten lucre and other assets during the tenure of the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime.


“I have credible information about their bank accounts, the amount of filthy lucre and their sources. I expect to expose all of them with their names shortly,” the minister said adding that taking legal action against them would not be a difficult task because the list would contain the necessary hard evidence.


The minister said those who were unable to control their jealousy and malice against the Maithripala Sirisena Government are now shedding crocodile tears saying they have been threatened and their family members have been warned to leave the country and that no action was being taken by the Government to investigate their complaints.


“They are well aware that they have no future in politics and cannot enter Parliament at the upcoming general election. That is why they are conspiring to bring back former President Mahinda Rajapaksa who was defeated and rejected by the people. They are attempting to fool the voters to win their sympathy and ride to Parliament on Rajapaksa’s back. These surreptitious attempts will end up as day dreams,” the minister said.

Commenting on the corruption and mismanagement under the Rajapaksa regime at the Lanka Electricity Company Ltd. (LECO), the minister said when institutions of law and justice and law like the judiciary and the Attorney General’s Department work hand in glove with protect corrupt politicians and officials, the prevention of corruption was extremely difficult.


“There was a time in the recent past that reminded us of the pithy Sinhala saying, ‘Naduth Hamuduruwange, Baduth Hamuduruwange’ which was often carried out at vital government establishments like LECO. Many of those who blatantly exploited major government institutions like LECO, CPC and the CEB by defrauding billions of rupees and dollars have fled the country after the election defeat. Some of them are still here. But we are determined to expose them and take legal action against them wherever they live,” he said.


“The corruption at LECO helped accelerate the then President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s downfall. The fraudulent acts at LECO compelled us to rise against the Rajapaksa regime on behalf of the suffering people who had been denied the benefits of low prices of fuel in the global market. Our only solace during this difficult time is our ability to provide electricity to 95% of the houses in the country without interruption. When I raised my voice against those unfair and corrupt acts I lost my portfolio,” the minister said. (Sandun A Jayasekera)
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  • Asoka Thursday, 12 February 2015 11:59 AM

    When will you publish the list. WE need to see it soon. People who voted losing patience with the new govt.

    Observer Wednesday, 11 February 2015 08:58 PM

    More talks, no action????

    Sim Thursday, 12 February 2015 12:16 PM

    Everything takes time, so have your patience. Prove without doubt if you have hard evidence so others will not do it.

    patriot Wednesday, 11 February 2015 09:09 PM

    political mileage for u I suppose, no action later. u r committing political suicide also.

    dcn Wednesday, 11 February 2015 09:18 PM

    It want be enough only publishing list but action must be taken to punish the culprits and also recover the losses even ceasing their private properties

    Riz Thursday, 12 February 2015 03:52 PM

    you better do ur duty only. Relavent people and authorities will do dat . ...

    das Thursday, 12 February 2015 12:43 PM

    Are they all innocent then?

    ken Thursday, 12 February 2015 12:48 PM

    very good pl; prove with good evidence or false evidence will be diapproving you.you should be the next the prime minister after elections

    Senator Monday, 16 February 2015 03:52 PM

    Sure this guy is having Skeletons in his locker.

    sameall Thursday, 12 February 2015 12:57 PM

    “I have credible information about their bank accounts",how did u get those information?? I think it is illegal without court warrant

    sach Thursday, 12 February 2015 01:01 PM

    we want to know your feedback on NPC resolution

    Ryan Thursday, 12 February 2015 01:03 PM

    Is this list going to prepare from year 2001?

    Dayawathie Thursday, 12 February 2015 01:03 PM

    Why is it taking so long. Please get on with it without keeping slinging mud at people. Either put up or shut up.

    Rake Thursday, 12 February 2015 01:20 PM

    Champika is in government now. They must empower police and bribery commission and let them investigate all previous governments and the new government. Taking police power into own hands and not doing anything to empower law enforcement is highly suspicious.

    Lol Thursday, 12 February 2015 09:46 PM

    Such a huge wannabe!! Keep dreaming pal...no way in hell does anybody want you to lead our nation...!

    nanda Thursday, 12 February 2015 01:28 PM

    He is still immature and think too big.

    Ukusa Thursday, 12 February 2015 10:29 AM

    U will have to prove the cases,unless the public will reject your claim.

    Don Thursday, 12 February 2015 01:48 PM

    You are the person who is leading the team at the moment to bring these bunch of robbers to the justice. All the best man !

    kan Thursday, 12 February 2015 10:35 AM

    Elephants keep on walking, while dogs keep on barking.

    Kesh Thursday, 12 February 2015 10:40 AM

    Get some medicine for your Rajapakshe phobia

    pissu peekudu Thursday, 12 February 2015 02:08 PM

    NATO - No Action Talk Only

    Veda-mama Thursday, 12 February 2015 02:19 PM

    Oh! Yea, Only Talk, Talk and More Talk. We all can Talk. But where is the Outcome of all these Talks?

    Lr. R. De Perera Thursday, 12 February 2015 02:25 PM

    Let him to expose all if he has? Why people get angry?

    Amila Thursday, 12 February 2015 02:27 PM

    More talk no work 100 day plans going to elapse

    MY3 Thursday, 12 February 2015 02:42 PM

    all fart no shit, we want result, not complains, give the evidences to CID, let them do their job , then once culprit found guilty then you can publish the list of name with their wrong doing, we also need to know what is the next step will be taken to recover what ever they stole from public.

    Freddy Thursday, 12 February 2015 11:11 AM

    Leave it to the police and revelant authorities to do the investigation. Your duty is energy and power. The witch and vengeance is on going. Someone will be sued big time. Allegations without evidence is ultra vires. Yes using this for political leverage will be the downfall of this regime.

    Sunil Thursday, 12 February 2015 11:15 AM

    This is to get popularity. Want to be the next Prime minister.. Mewag wachalayos innawane parlimenthuwe

    Minan Thursday, 12 February 2015 11:19 AM

    Ok, come on expose, still people are waiting to know the list of corrupt politicians


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