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Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake along with the Police has raided a super luxury meditation center, which he alleges is worth over Rs. 1000 million and was used by the Rajapaksas. 

Minister Ramanayake speaking to Daily Mirror said he accompanied a team of journalists from a private media institution who had received news of the luxury meditation center located in Imbulgoda, Kadawatha, as they had not been allowed to enter the premises earlier. 

“No expenses had been spared in planning and constructing this meditation center that is spread over eight acres. It is fully-fledged complete with ebony furnishings, a massive library, Italian bathroom fittings and a helipad,” he said. 

Ramanayake says up until January 8, a team of over 60 army personnel had been stationed in and around the center to provide security but added that on the day of the raid, only three of them were stationed. 

According to him, the premises are believed to have been the abode of King Walagamba. 

“We suspect that treasure hunting had also taken place at this location; there is a massive crater on one side of the premises and some of the villagers had seen equipment that might have been used to dig up the treasure, being transported into the meditation center,” he added. 

However, a monk who claimed to be the administrator of the meditation center dismissed the claims made by the Deputy Minister and said the premises are being constructed by him and has no link to the Rajapaksas. (Lakna Paranamanna) 


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  • karu Saturday, 07 February 2015 09:07 PM

    But the IRD goes behind only those who have files.

    lima Sunday, 08 February 2015 10:25 AM

    WE NEVER SAW ARRESTING OF GOTA , MAHINDA , NAMAL , BASIL , CHAMAL SHIRANTHI , ALL HAVE PROOF AND COME TO LIGHT , WHEN WILL YOU ARREST , ONLY TALK , LIKE YOU BROUGHT DOWN MURSHID FROM MALAYSIA , BRING BASIL , BISWAL KNOWS BASIL IN USA , WHY CANNOT ARREST AND BRING BASIL

    ragu Saturday, 07 February 2015 09:27 PM

    This is pathetic. Pathetic acting from a pathetic actor.

    rathu Tuesday, 10 February 2015 08:15 AM

    This is a super luxury Spa!Please do justice to culprits.

    Waco Saturday, 07 February 2015 03:09 PM

    Should be handed over to the monks. Invite Arjan Braham and Banthe Sujatho of Australia for the occasion.

    Sim Sunday, 08 February 2015 12:33 PM

    This was not a raid Ranjan went on an inspection tour and he went with journalists. Monks are not supposed to handle money and to have army personal for security

    Waco Saturday, 07 February 2015 03:11 PM

    Invite venerable Nirodha as well for the ceremony.

    patriot Saturday, 07 February 2015 03:16 PM

    Dont loosely use the term super luxury, is a joke when others read this.

    Jerry Sunday, 08 February 2015 12:57 PM

    definitely! if it built and maintain by public fund

    wickremasinghe dilip Saturday, 07 February 2015 09:55 PM

    I thought only the J.V.P. is doing this works. Now looks like Mr.Ranjan has taken over. Have fun as long as it lasts.

    iemerald Sunday, 08 February 2015 12:57 PM

    WHRN DID POLITICIANS BECOME POLICEMEN. THIS IS A JOB FOR POLICE NOT POLITICIANS. IS THIS GUY REENACTING THAT STUPID FILM HE WAS IN?

    lima Saturday, 07 February 2015 03:20 PM

    THIS MONK BUGGER IS THE NO.1 ROGUE , ARREST HIM FIRST , PANDANG OF RAJAPAKSAYAS

    Yako Saturday, 07 February 2015 10:00 PM

    typical Buddhist of Sri Lanka. The 50% who voted for MR knowing he is a corrupt ruler.

    SHEHAN Sunday, 08 February 2015 01:09 PM

    WHY DONT YOU ALL ARREST THE RAJAPAKSE FAMILY

    Freddy Sunday, 08 February 2015 01:15 PM

    Yes raid all premises using the rule of law and good governance as a back up, your suspicion and ruthless witch hunt has created animosity and confused the voters. This vengeance is ongoing. No charges laid, wasting the time and resources of the police and courts. The CJ is ultra vires. Fools are running around and creating problems. The new regime is worse than the old regime. How can you have cooperation from the Opposition for joint issues. The voters have to correct on election day the wrong. Bad governance and bad leadership.

    Yako Thursday, 12 February 2015 12:44 PM

    And exposes the monks vulgarity too.

    kamal Saturday, 07 February 2015 03:55 PM

    If it is a supper luxary place, you may inquire monk to submit evidence how he managed the funds,and why the helipad?

    Yako Thursday, 12 February 2015 12:46 PM

    How could the monk get army guys for security if it is not MR.s thing ?

    jacky desilva Saturday, 07 February 2015 04:00 PM

    when are u guys going to ARREST some one.. all we here is talk. for all we know this could be staged.

    lionheart Saturday, 07 February 2015 04:03 PM

    The funding for this project is supposed to be from China as a present for awarding of main contracts. The contractor is a thief residing in Boralesgamuwa

    jacky Saturday, 07 February 2015 04:05 PM

    when r u going to ARREST someone

    dana Saturday, 07 February 2015 10:39 PM

    another drama of Ranja via DM Android App

    Raj Sunday, 08 February 2015 07:58 PM

    Election is over and Talk is cheap Mr deputy Minister, we need results. You are power now, get law to do the job. Stop two cents of act and talk

    hiran gunawardena Saturday, 07 February 2015 04:17 PM

    Is meditation is banned in SL? Am I learning new thing here? Do these people had nothing else to do rather media circus?

    Horri Jimonis Saturday, 07 February 2015 11:06 PM

    Yes, I know about this Monk, he is a No. 1 womanizer. See how they (Rajapakshes) used this monk for mis-conducts.

    Desmond Jeromme Saturday, 07 February 2015 11:07 PM

    Ranjan hand-over the Monk to the Police, the entire stories will come out. Namal you are in trouble.

    Vijith Pieterz Saturday, 07 February 2015 11:09 PM

    Nothing wrong in that man. Have you studied English?

    King Mihiraj Sunday, 08 February 2015 08:36 PM

    On what charges ? Is that for saving my motherland from terrorists ?

    J Palitha Saturday, 07 February 2015 11:11 PM

    Hay guy, do you wash clothes to Ex-Kings family?

    Horri Jimonis Saturday, 07 February 2015 11:13 PM

    Where did you study Mister? Shame for your school.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Saturday, 07 February 2015 11:14 PM

    Enough and enough complaints received against MR with proof.

    J Palitha Saturday, 07 February 2015 11:16 PM

    Before the 100 days, MR

    Bubble Banda Saturday, 07 February 2015 11:18 PM

    Prince Namal is in great trouble.

    Vijith Pieterz Saturday, 07 February 2015 11:20 PM

    Ranjan its a good thing you did. Get all the information and hand-it over to the IGP for action.

    Waco Saturday, 07 February 2015 05:32 PM

    Mr.President,pending inquires / investigations please take over and hand it over to the monks to use as an international monastery. Appoint Great Monk Arjan Braham from Australia as the spiritual Director.

    Bubble Banda Saturday, 07 February 2015 11:21 PM

    Italian Bath room fittings is in question as because Namal uses this for ALL PURPOSES.

    Desmond Jeromme Saturday, 07 February 2015 11:23 PM

    In that Library what sought of books you found Ranjan? Good or Bad books? Normally Ex-kings son read bad books, I hope.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Saturday, 07 February 2015 11:24 PM

    Since the location is Kadawatte, probably Dr. Mervyn Silva is also involved. This is only a clue.

    Vijith Pieterz Saturday, 07 February 2015 11:26 PM

    It is better, hand it over to our Honest

    Eds Saturday, 07 February 2015 05:47 PM

    So whats wrong in having a super luxury meditation centre for rich people i guess! If regular people us meditate in regular meditation centres, i guess rich people may go there!Making mountains out of mole hills!

    wickramatungaag Saturday, 07 February 2015 11:36 PM

    Gaya, good place for your meditation programme..

    dentist Saturday, 07 February 2015 05:55 PM

    Its more like safe haven for mentally retarded most richest politicians

    Observer Saturday, 07 February 2015 11:42 PM

    Well, a whole lot of rocks. "Super luxury"???? What about the Sigiriya rock?Making a mountain out of mole hills!!

    banda Saturday, 07 February 2015 05:57 PM

    if what the monk says is true, what is the army doing there guarding this premises?

    Observer Saturday, 07 February 2015 11:45 PM

    Yes same here, asking the same question over and over again? We have heard it all! Talk talk more talks!

    Garvin Saturday, 07 February 2015 05:59 PM

    Mind your language lima. This language exposes your vulgarity

    Bala Saturday, 07 February 2015 11:50 PM

    But mountains of our taxpayer money for them to meditate on their SINS

    Mevan Sunday, 08 February 2015 12:26 AM

    The monk should how the army got involved in this "pinkama".

    LADARUPUTHA Sunday, 08 February 2015 12:51 AM

    I FULLY AGREE WITH YOU. IN THE NAME OF BUDDHISM AND THE RESURGING BUDDHIST LAYMEN, PLEASE HAVE A THOROUGH PROBE.THIS BLOKE OF A SO CALLED BUDDST PRIEST MUST BE GRILLED S TO HOW HE CE HRE, WHO SPENT THE MONEY AND IF ORDINAR LAYMEN WERE ALLOWED IN OR MEDITATION. TAKE HIM TO CUSTODY AND HE WILL VOMIT MORE IFORMATIN ABOUT THE DYAKAYA MAHINDA HIM.

    Fact Finding Lankan Sunday, 08 February 2015 01:22 AM

    We are hearing all sort of allegations against Rajapakses. Have we got enough evidence to arrest them. We all know Mahinda is above the law but not the family. I love to see the end of all these allegations.

    nik Sunday, 08 February 2015 01:33 AM

    Now for everything rajapakshas are being blamed. What about the others.

    Samantha Saturday, 07 February 2015 06:16 PM

    Ranjan , do something useful for the country. You are making statements without any proof.

    Triplex Sunday, 08 February 2015 01:39 AM

    So upto now TOOOO MUCH talking only. They have only arrested "Marichcha Sathek - Tissa AthanayKe ). Basil ran away and all others stillSafe .

    TONY Saturday, 07 February 2015 06:18 PM

    I RECOMMEND T OF INLAND REVENUE ALSO BE INVOLVED IN ALL BRIBERY CORRUPTION AND OTHER CASES, TO ASCERTAIN IF TAXES WERE PAID ON INCOME OR CHARGE INCOME TAX PENALTY ON UNDECLARED REVENUE

    Rice Rafter Saturday, 07 February 2015 06:23 PM

    mehema giyoth me aya ape gedaratath pani da danne naha........ ape gedarath luxury toilet ekak thiyanawa, fat screen TV ekak thiyanawa. ferrai toy car ekak thiyanawa. loku wooden elephant kenekuth innawa. LOL

    siri.jayawickrama Sunday, 08 February 2015 02:42 AM

    What is wrong having luxury place for meditation for president. Look at what are the dasa palibodha in meditation described in buddism

    Ranjith Saturday, 07 February 2015 06:29 PM

    Why not talk to the contractor?http://www.lankaland.lk/business-directory/winmo-pvt-ltd/

    Don Sunday, 08 February 2015 03:18 AM

    How is that a Catholic was allowed to raid a Buddhist Meditation Center, even if it is used by Rajapakses. The Buddhists also should have the same right to raid the Bishops House if they suspect that something illegal is happening there.

    Ukkun Putha Saturday, 07 February 2015 06:37 PM

    Stop this drama Mr. Ranjan.

    KASUN Sunday, 08 February 2015 03:34 AM

    100 million? Ranjan are you crazy? whats wrong with having a meditation center?

    brainmaster Saturday, 07 February 2015 07:15 PM

    Helipad indicates clearly that the center was frequented by the Rajapakshes and their entourage.Is the monk a genuine one ? Does he tell the truth? From where does he have all that money? Where are the deeds ?? Confiscate and sell !

    sanna Saturday, 07 February 2015 07:29 PM

    We need to move forward, not backwards..

    Naz Sunday, 08 February 2015 06:18 AM

    Maybe this is a gift for gana Sara

    Zouk Fernando Sunday, 08 February 2015 06:28 AM

    This is how we are going to spend 100 days, all new discoveries, all new news! good luck new government, your days are limited, people have already realised it is all fake. Health minister on china port city project facilitated it.

    Gamini Dullewe Saturday, 07 February 2015 07:31 PM

    Ranjan and UNP is preparing for next election...

    Chris Sunday, 08 February 2015 06:35 AM

    The only thing wrong is how a Buddhist monk has 1000 Million (1 Billion) in his pocket to build something of this nature, Your reply awaited.

    Sri Lanka Saturday, 07 February 2015 07:35 PM

    is this a lunatic asylum constructed for the Rajapakses to enter after the elections on 8 January?

    mike Sunday, 08 February 2015 04:19 PM

    bawana centre of MR

    Sujee Sunday, 08 February 2015 08:07 AM

    Have they obtained a Court Order to raid this premises? If not, how come a Parliamentarian takes law to his hand this way and raid places? Next time, it would your house that would be raided because someone had a wet dream.

    Srikander Saturday, 07 February 2015 07:54 PM

    All that is needed now a days is a fertile imagination - believe it or not

    Damien Perera Sunday, 08 February 2015 08:11 AM

    The monk who claims to be constructing the place has Army personnel guarding the place. Wonder how he managed that and the Army Commander needs to explain that.

    Alahapperuma Saturday, 07 February 2015 07:59 PM

    What will be the next about Rajapaksa? Stop this primitive allegations and mudslinging Our 100 day cabinet members are very flexible politicians. They are multi talented gang They are politicians They are policemenThey are lawyers They do every thing having one thing in their mind To mislead the voters for the coming elections.

    Puma Saturday, 07 February 2015 08:05 PM

    This is a good place for most of the yahapalanaya administration ministers to get calm and concentrate to develop the nation without putting any blame to Rajapaksa Family.

    Ayyo Sirisena Sunday, 08 February 2015 09:10 AM

    Ranjan Jokes

    Chamida Arangala Chairman Winmo Private Limited Thursday, 05 March 2015 03:21 PM

    We are doing the best Winmo (Pvt) Ltd

    ari Saturday, 07 February 2015 08:17 PM

    Another Mervin Silva is born. If corruption and improprieties have occurred, charge the culprits through the courts of law, not through media fan faire.

    mailman Sunday, 08 February 2015 09:29 AM

    Like many comments here only findings no arrests. via DM Android App

    Karthik Sunday, 08 February 2015 09:41 AM

    Mr. Ranjan, hey this is a meditation center...not a brothel...There so many brothels in sri lanka. Some are owned by VIP people....Why dont you go and raid this like Leader Number 1


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