The assets of LTTE arm procurer Kumaran Pathmanathan, also known as KP cannot be disclosed due to security reasons, Minister Dinesh Gunawardena has told Parliament, answering a question by UNP MP Dayasirir Jayasekara.
What assets are you guys talking about? KP does not have any assets anymore. He is in a safe house until all his assets that are in foreign banks are recovered and all else have been taken and shared as per the rules of war. Bounty from the proceeds of war. NOW why don't "we the people" ask all ministers and top officials to declare their assets?
Tisaamharama Wednesday, 20 October 2010 11:44 AM
Whose security are they talking about?
Hamzie-Doha Wednesday, 20 October 2010 11:46 AM
Double standards. One rule for KP another for SF. King Kekille Rule towards Suba Anagathayakata.
FAYAD m Wednesday, 20 October 2010 12:01 PM
Jayantha Wednesday, 20 October 2010 12:08 PM
Now who wants to know how much KP had? None of your business, we will let u know after allocating who should get what. (With apologies to Dinesh)
Wasantha Wednesday, 20 October 2010 12:16 PM
What is the relationship between the security reasons and the assets of KP?. Why can't you explain so called security reasons without bluffing blank words. Truth is, no other reason that KP spent millions for last two elections on behalf of government and now all have become under obligation to KP.
Josh Wednesday, 20 October 2010 12:37 PM
security reasons or personal reasons??
Yehiya-Doha Wednesday, 20 October 2010 12:59 PM
Aiyo Silva Wednesday, 20 October 2010 01:11 PM
Cannot be disclosed as most of the assets and wealth now already in the pockets of the big guns..Otherwise how come LTTE bosses are now OK and in the Govt??shameless and against all ethics
Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 20 October 2010 05:29 PM
Maybe there's nothing much left to declare, as KP must have paid a big ransom to enjoy a luxurious life under the protection of the bigwigs in the government. Squeezing KP's funds for their personal benefit is nothing for the rogues who even robbed Tsunami money.
Tilak.A Wednesday, 20 October 2010 06:34 PM
Don't worry about the Gold. Initial 200 KG has become 100 now. Evaporated. According to Dinesh, it is in the process of handing over to the Central bank. You should understand that he being an old man, cannot handover the whole lot at once because he cannot lift 100 Kg alone. It will take time as he is taking piece by piece to the Central bank.
shovini Wednesday, 20 October 2010 07:31 PM
There is nothing like that,. It has to be disclosed. There is no security reson for that . The government owes it to the people. This statement is unaacceptable. Assets have to be disclosed in parliament . These assets dont belong to any one family.
shovini Wednesday, 20 October 2010 07:36 PM
The truth will come out soon and the people who are hiding the facts will have to face the dire conseqences. Deepest sympathies.RIP.
dsr-neckar Wednesday, 20 October 2010 07:40 PM
Security Reason! Nice “W” question!!! Whose security? Pay masters and receivers. Who are they? LTTE Diaspora, local and international service providers (Weapon dealers and politicians) What will happen? All involved parties get caught and to be prostituted. This is the Security Reason!
izy Wednesday, 20 October 2010 08:16 PM
Both of them were elected members of parliament and if need be, they should have been asked to declare their assets BUT KP is a terrorist known the world over and he is UNDER ARREST and IN GOVT control for funding terrorism and also procuring arms and ammunitions So his assets MUST be declared NOT by him but by the PPL who already has control over him and his assets THAT BEING THE GOVERNMENT and this is uttered by a minister hmmmmmmmmmm God Bless Sri-Lanka
Kadar Wednesday, 20 October 2010 11:41 AM
I think it's not disclosed not because of security reason but because of it will go to the pockets of some officials.
Cyril Fernando,Sydne Wednesday, 20 October 2010 08:33 PM
Why ? Is he a national hero
shace-UK Wednesday, 20 October 2010 10:02 PM
In sri lanka money is always superior than values in Life!!!!
sarath g Wednesday, 20 October 2010 10:19 PM
the rulers get this kind of chance only once in a life time, so dont be jeolous. After all this is Sri lanka.
As Gypsies says Lankawe ape lankawe...
garawi Wednesday, 20 October 2010 11:21 PM
Do we really know what his assets are! It is naive to believe that KP will disclose all and also naive to believe that the government will be able to trace all of them. KP is playing a double game, colluding with the government with the aim of continuing the Ealam struggle by political means while taking the government for a ride. Gota, being a master planner is trying to net KP. It depends on who will win at the end.
Kalani Raja Thursday, 21 October 2010 12:52 AM
Was it the same reason why UPFA candidate did not declare his assets prior to the election? Or did he have genuine fear of his "Suba Anagathayak"?
SAM Thursday, 21 October 2010 02:01 AM
I thought the war was over??????? What security reasons????
Hemal de Silva Thursday, 21 October 2010 02:26 AM
Where are these assets "secured"?. Who is guarding them and keeping the assets hidden?. At least charge 10% interest.
Roshan Thursday, 21 October 2010 02:36 AM
KP's assest....you must be kidding! They are now part of MR's family assest!
ravi Thursday, 21 October 2010 03:26 AM
I.....O.... dinesh what happen to ur policies and theories..... seem u too hoping for PM post hahaha
Kandasamy Thursday, 21 October 2010 04:28 AM
we were paying a very good price for the Peace then
now still we pay pay pay how long? Govnt stop all old stories and look for future. be transparent
DINESH Thursday, 21 October 2010 09:14 AM
Secure the ministerial portfolio
marcus fernando Thursday, 21 October 2010 09:51 AM
yet studying how to share
JD Tuesday, 26 October 2010 12:50 PM
KP is hand to mouth now. the Assets are in the name of some other. you know who.
Thilini Wednesday, 20 October 2010 10:45 AM
Asset value is too high!!!!!!!!
kassa Wednesday, 20 October 2010 10:20 AM
Why Not, Who give up this Asset?
malithlk Wednesday, 20 October 2010 10:25 AM
Then what the hell government announced saying KP has 7 ships and 600 bank account. IF disclosed Mr family and MP members can not share these assets. may be that's why government will not disclose KP's assets.
Smart Aleck Wednesday, 20 October 2010 10:27 AM
Why? Are they securely in someone's pocket?
malkanthi Wednesday, 20 October 2010 10:32 AM
Your are probably right, only escape route for KP is purchasing leaders.
spark Wednesday, 20 October 2010 10:32 AM
The question is what is the security reason for not disclosing KP's assets when he is under the full custody of the GOSL? The only reason this wealth is not disclosed is it is going to be used for ulterior corrupt purposes.
sandman Wednesday, 20 October 2010 10:36 AM
What security reasons ?????
unethical guy Wednesday, 20 October 2010 10:38 AM
good work rulers... enjoy the money... through a good party
this why we voted for you
AMICUS Wednesday, 20 October 2010 10:38 AM
THEY PROBABLY WANT TO ENJOY HIS ASSETS AMONGST THE CLAN !
Mariamman Wednesday, 20 October 2010 10:39 AM
What rubbish! India which is also battling terrorism cannot hide such details as Right to Information is a potent tool there.
roshan raz Wednesday, 20 October 2010 10:40 AM
why govt afraid that someone else will rob the money??
sltk2004 Wednesday, 20 October 2010 10:43 AM
Are you scared that someone will rob KP, if his assets are revealed ?
gUL fERNANDO Wednesday, 20 October 2010 10:44 AM
Did Ravi Karunanayka disclos his assets? or Sajith pramadas? as neither his farther nor he done any business or emplyment during the life?
Viraj Wednesday, 20 October 2010 10:44 AM
Very true, KP' assets are well secured with ?????????
wasala Wednesday, 20 October 2010 10:44 AM
KPs assets will go straight to hambantota
Fayad Wednesday, 20 October 2010 10:19 AM
Who will get the Lion share??????????
sarath Wednesday, 20 October 2010 10:48 AM
Nobody has the right to keep this gold and ministry of defence should have instructed recovered authority to immediately hand them over to the central bank. Why is this long delay
Hirantha Wednesday, 20 October 2010 10:48 AM
NO LAW FOR KP BUT IT IS ONLY FOR US WHO PAYES TAXES.
lankaputha Wednesday, 20 October 2010 10:51 AM
what ... declaring assets of KP is a security issue. Is any one trying to give a white van ride for KP and ask for ransome if it is declared.
Twitter Wednesday, 20 October 2010 10:52 AM
When they say "Security Reasons", for who's security? Come on... when bluffing, try to do it properly.....
sw Wednesday, 20 October 2010 10:55 AM
Whose security, definitely not KP's, he is well looked after and protected.
Mushi Wednesday, 20 October 2010 11:03 AM
What a shame on SL politicians!! They still harbour this terrorist for his money and their personal gains without confiscating all property and punishing him according to law. Why don't they understand, he made enormous damage to country for 30 years?
Mithraka Fernando Wednesday, 20 October 2010 11:03 AM
already 2300KG of gold are unaccounted for.......dont worry about the rest!!
oman Wednesday, 20 October 2010 11:03 AM
what do they mean by security reasons???
deepal Wednesday, 20 October 2010 11:06 AM
DINESH,YOU CAN REVEAL EVERYTHNG ABOUT SF BUT NOT K.P..HMMMMM. I WONDER WHY YOU CAN'T REVEAL HIS PERSONAL ASSETS.TELL ME ONE GOOD REASON,WHAT IT HAS TO DO WITH "security reasons" SHAME ON YOU.