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UPFA MP Sajin de Vass Gunawardana was remanded till May 20 when the CID produced him in the Fort Magistrate’s Court today on charges of having misused several vehicles belonging to the Presidential Secretariat.

Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said Mr. Gunawardana was arrested after the CID summoned him to record a statement on the misuse of these vehicles.

The CID had on February 26 recorded a statement from Mr. Gunawardane over corruption charges made against him by the Voice against Corruption (VaC), an organisation spearheaded by Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Provincial Councillor Wasantha Samarasinghe.

Mr. Gunawardena was also questioned by the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) on March 18 over allegations of non-payment of installments with regard to the leasing of 33 vehicles. (Darshana Sanjeewa & Sanath Desmond)


Video by Sanath Desmond

  Comments - 45

  • onlooker Monday, 11 May 2015 08:01 PM

    When is MR going to Welikada to see his closest advisor Sajin Vass G.

    Pin Gona Monday, 11 May 2015 04:39 PM

    Very Good!

    chandimagr Monday, 11 May 2015 04:43 PM

    Talks in Billions works in Hundreds

    Lib Monday, 11 May 2015 04:52 PM

    oh god tell me one politician that does not misuse vehicles. There were far more serious allegations against Sajin vas.

    jambu Monday, 11 May 2015 04:54 PM

    Good move Yahapalanaya, also please do inquiry on hitting Dr Kriss Nonis our Ex UK embassider ,

    Kevin Monday, 11 May 2015 04:55 PM

    Sometimes, to start with, the minor misdeeds can be easier to prove and the big ones can be investigated in time, evidence collected, and justice meted out. Al Capone was first arrested for a tax violation, not for all the murders he committed

    yawanad Monday, 11 May 2015 04:58 PM

    Lipagini molawana thek diya keliye...well done this punish only according to law karma will come soon

    ANTON Monday, 11 May 2015 05:08 PM


    Manel Monday, 11 May 2015 05:11 PM

    This is just a minor charge compared to what these fellows have done.

    OneGod Monday, 11 May 2015 05:29 PM

    If you see the vehicles, What the goddamn citizen are you? Just contact the authorities!

    ziyard Monday, 11 May 2015 05:34 PM

    anyway prison life is not new to sajin,he was in mahara prison for 10 days,who knows he willmeet his old friends again and come out of prison as a better crook.

    ferdhi Monday, 11 May 2015 06:47 PM

    Lock him up and throw away the keys.............

    Krisnan Monday, 11 May 2015 04:27 PM

    This is what country wants. Not to victimized insent public servants, if they done properly. These are the people who destroy our country with MR.

    de silva Monday, 11 May 2015 08:12 PM

    Why only one week.This not fair.He has money so he should go direct to the NMerchant ward

    de silva Monday, 11 May 2015 08:15 PM

    If I go to jail who will look after my business.Not fair.

    luckyweeramantry Tuesday, 12 May 2015 06:33 AM

    Now The Big Crooks Are Getting Caught. It Took Time But Now The Govt Is Unstoppable. Keep Up The Good Work,

    luckyweeramantry Tuesday, 12 May 2015 06:34 AM

    Very Soon We Will Know Where 18 Billion $ Is Hidden.

    luckyweeramantry Tuesday, 12 May 2015 06:40 AM

    Regarding Sajin, This Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg, There Will Be Many Offences Against Him. There Is No Escape Now, No Ali Baba, Life In Prison

    luckyweeramantry Tuesday, 12 May 2015 06:41 AM

    The Big Ones Are Just Appearing

    luckyweeramantry Tuesday, 12 May 2015 06:42 AM

    Biggest Rogue In The Net

    luckyweeramantry Tuesday, 12 May 2015 06:44 AM

    Wonder Why It Took So Long To Catch This Crook. I Think The Past Was Like Hora Police

    luckyweeramantry Tuesday, 12 May 2015 06:46 AM

    OMG What A Catch!

    Joachim Tuesday, 12 May 2015 04:29 PM

    Reconciliation for good governance?

    MightyAnt Monday, 11 May 2015 04:13 PM

    The arrest and subsequent actions are fine.As for misuse of government vehicles, I see a lot of state vehicles near schools picking up kids. Is that fine? The military, Air Force and Navy vehicles are easily identified.

    admin Monday, 11 May 2015 03:49 PM

    a good move

    Siribiris Monday, 11 May 2015 03:49 PM

    I have waited for more than 5 years to hear this news...

    Raalahami Monday, 11 May 2015 03:52 PM

    Now like a good boy tell us where the USD 18 Billion is hidden....

    iND Monday, 11 May 2015 03:53 PM


    Rafik Monday, 11 May 2015 03:59 PM

    Wow great good job when will be Thummulle Vimal and Udeth nethi Reth nethi Gammampila

    ThankS Monday, 11 May 2015 03:59 PM

    We should thank the government for doing great law and order in the country

    Sri Lankan Monday, 11 May 2015 04:00 PM

    Are you saying that Yahapalanaya should not be arresting the rogues ?

    Dee Monday, 11 May 2015 04:01 PM

    Put him in common jail for about a week. Then can live in hospital.

    bad count down started for thieves Monday, 11 May 2015 04:03 PM

    what you did is now what you get. Now other thieves must be shaking their body with fear. count down started !!!!!!

    Famino Monday, 11 May 2015 04:11 PM

    Its good to hear those thieves been arrested put inside the bar..but when we hear the charges they have been arrested under the whole prosess seems to be joke..this guy own flights, helicopters and hotels..where they came from..? when they arrested in silly things...i mean on there terms of robarry...they will get bail soon and robe again...any way good stay in hospital get well soon!!

    Appuhaamy Monday, 11 May 2015 03:48 PM

    Coming colors not good ......

    sanga Monday, 11 May 2015 04:15 PM

    Seriously $18 billion. 3 times of SL foreign reserves hehe

    MightyAnt Monday, 11 May 2015 04:15 PM

    Soon there will be lines at Presidents Office and Temple Trees.

    Honda Putha Monday, 11 May 2015 04:18 PM

    He should be drilled for many financial crimes in Sri Lanka...this must be just a tip of the iceberg

    OMG Monday, 11 May 2015 04:19 PM

    While they are under arrest I hope they will continue probing about them stealing billions of our money.

    paduma Monday, 11 May 2015 04:19 PM

    yahapalana toyyo on the rampage . Go man Go . Put all the crooks behind bars !!!

    Maya Monday, 11 May 2015 04:20 PM

    Chris Nonis must be smiling now.

    Manoj Monday, 11 May 2015 04:20 PM

    Merchant ward must be busy getting a super luxury bed ready for him.

    Happy Boy Monday, 11 May 2015 04:21 PM

    I am sure Chris Nonis is having a party.

    billy Monday, 11 May 2015 04:24 PM

    misuse of vehicles ha.. must be hanged ..haha yahpana crime busting..what a joke!

    Waz Monday, 11 May 2015 04:24 PM

    Menna thawath Chanda prathipalayak!

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