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A Fundamental Rights (FR) petition was yesterday filed by Thiniyawala Palitha Thera against six respondents including State Minister Ajith Nivard Cabraal and President's Secretary Dr. P.B. Jayasundara in the Supreme Court alleging the respondents had misappropriated Rs. 23 billion public funds in 2014.

In the petition, Thera mentioned that the first respondent-State Minister Ajith Nivard Cabraal had paid US Dollars 6.5 million which is around Rs. 23 billion public funds from the Central Bank to an American Businessman named Imaad Shah Zuberi, who was a CIA agent to boost its image in the United States.

Thera mentioned that the particular US Businessman was later found guilty to the charges levelled against him under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) and currently serving a 12- year- jail term in the US.

"State Minister Cabraal has committed a serious criminal act and he had violated Article 150 of the Constitution by removing the funds from the Consolidated Fund," Thera mentioned in the petition.

The petitioner further stated that there was a record of history regarding fraudulent activities conducted by the first respondent-State Minister Ajith Nivard Cabraal and mentioned several irregularities committed by the respondent.

By filing the FR petition, Thera said that Mr. Cabraal and Mr. Jayasundara who had committed serious fraud and misappropriation of public funds had to be excluded from any state operation. (Yoshitha Perera)

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  • Ranaweera Wednesday, 21 April 2021 08:22 AM

    Cabral is a disgrace. He should be expelled from the Professional body of Chartered accountants as his name is associated with big corruption scandals. There cannot be any smoke without any fire. He is one of those elite persons in Ranil's circle, so he was saved by them too. The whole population of Sri Lanka appear to be corrupt.

    Sokrates Wednesday, 21 April 2021 08:32 AM

    Gotha will not hesitate to send his White Vans also after monks.

    Bala Wednesday, 21 April 2021 09:02 AM

    Did Mr. Cab have a relative working as Director in the infamous Perpetual Fund?

    E Fernando Wednesday, 21 April 2021 02:15 PM

    yes his sister was a director during the scam

    Jude Wednesday, 21 April 2021 09:21 AM

    P.B.Jayssundera's main job is, to make it look like legit anyone robbing the Treasury!! And PB is very clever that's why all successive governments wants him to be in charge of Treasury or Secretary !!! Yeah!!

    roni Wednesday, 21 April 2021 10:25 AM

    Hope a tele drama is produced titled Bonding and Bunkering,.

    Charitha Wednesday, 21 April 2021 11:03 AM

    This is just a temporary hiccup for Mr Conman Cabarole. He is able to slip through any net. Years of experience in sweet talking the dumb asses.

    Joshua Wednesday, 21 April 2021 11:54 AM

    Thank you.

    Ronnie Bugger Wednesday, 21 April 2021 12:15 PM

    This was predicted from the very beginning that these two con men with bad past histories would fleece this country dry. Mr. President, these rogues are thick skinned. You can not turn a blind eye, sack them forthwith until proved innocent.


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