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Additional Solicitor General Yasantha Kodagoda today informed the PCoI that Anika Wijesuriya, who previously testified before the Commission with regard to leasing out of a Penthouse by Arjun Aloysius in which former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake’s family resided, had fled the country due to numerous threats levelled against her.

ASG Kodagoda said that he earlier, informed the Commission that the Attorney General’s team had predicted the threat to her life and named her as a witness under the Witness Protection Act.

Additional Solicitor General Yasantha Kodagoda revealed this while he was informing the Commission about a complaint received by them from the elder brother of Anika Wijesooriya as he was threatened by one Shanil Neththikumara recently.

"He owns casinos and Ravi Karunanayake is his uncle. He had threatened Wijith Wijesuriya the brother of Anika. Anika has now fled the country and an investigation into this must be carried out as it is an offence under the Penal Code and the Witness Protection Act" he said.

“Neththikumara is a person who seems to be acting on behalf of the person whose name was implicated during Anika’s evidence”, ASG Kodagoda said. (Shehan Chamika Silva)

  Comments - 44

  • max Tuesday, 17 October 2017 12:05 PM

    The human freedom, democracy, freedom of speech etc., etc., are overflowing in style under the yahapalanaya!

    Abey Tuesday, 17 October 2017 01:39 PM

    Dont forget, That at least now even ministers are investigated. Never happend during MR regime. SO appreciate a little

    Asoka Tuesday, 17 October 2017 02:43 PM

    @ are correct for some extent but this is not the promises made by Yahapalanaya...people expecting 100% as they were living desperately...

    Yehiya Tuesday, 17 October 2017 03:41 PM

    This is drama.

    All are horas Wednesday, 18 October 2017 02:32 AM

    How she got this money to trade this apartment. Is it her father smuggling drugs while working in ships.

    Voter Wednesday, 18 October 2017 08:22 AM

    Within two short years you appear to have lost your memory !!!

    chandra Tuesday, 17 October 2017 12:08 PM

    I am searching where is so called Yahapalanay (good governance)!!!

    5AM6PM Tuesday, 17 October 2017 01:32 PM

    search inside ....

    TONY Tuesday, 17 October 2017 02:20 PM


    sena Tuesday, 17 October 2017 02:48 PM

    May be someone left it on your chair. A popular place these days.

    ANTON Tuesday, 17 October 2017 12:13 PM


    5AM6PM Tuesday, 17 October 2017 01:28 PM

    Those are hijacked by Nigantas,Thugs,Thieves plus most dangerous Masons.

    Duminda Tuesday, 17 October 2017 02:01 PM

    Most people today significantly so called politicos remember to worship WADA VARADUNAHAMA but they never realized too late

    LAIR becomes a Hypocrite Tuesday, 17 October 2017 02:34 PM

    " The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that's also a hypocrite! "Tennessee Williams

    ANTON Tuesday, 17 October 2017 12:23 PM


    Dana Tuesday, 17 October 2017 12:26 PM

    Yahapalanaya is overflowing and getting flooded via DM Android App

    EA Tuesday, 17 October 2017 12:30 PM

    Is YAHAPALANAYA too taking the country back to the RAJAPALANAYA era ?

    March Forward Tuesday, 17 October 2017 12:40 PM

    All looters must be apprehended (not only this government and former government as well). The people who testify must be protected. Or else the hoodwinks will win.

    rohan sen Tuesday, 17 October 2017 12:58 PM

    It is high time people never vote for these corrupt politicians again irrespective of which party they belong to. Party leaders should ensure these corrupt politicians are never given nominations. It is so disgusted to see Yahapalanaya is still tolerating RK. UNP needs to understand this is their last chance to be in power if in case they do not eliminate these corrupt people from the party.

    ranmala Wednesday, 18 October 2017 05:03 AM

    Its never going to happen. The main two parties are corrupt to the hilt. Civil society go around country educating people to vote for clean people. Form a new broad alliance for the next poll with people with a clean slate

    mr bean Tuesday, 17 October 2017 01:16 PM

    All Lankan knows that RK is a masterminded thug and number one mugger in the bond scam and that´s why he was rewarded as the best finance minister of Asia 2016. Thanks to yahapalanaya, so this kinds of moron can freely continue looting taxpayer money.

    Sharon Tuesday, 17 October 2017 01:28 PM

    Patta nemak naanawa wage neda....

    chandimal Tuesday, 17 October 2017 01:30 PM


    Shaf Tuesday, 17 October 2017 01:42 PM

    This is the difference between the Yahapalanaya and Appachi's govt. In every govt, there will be corrupt politicians without doubt. The difference is, in the previous govt, journalists would be white vanned should they even report news like this. Media wouldn't be allowed to even speak of such things. A famous news website was banned due to reporting news against the former govt. People should stop and think whether they had freedom of speech in the previous govt. I'm not saying that this Yahapalanaya is perfect, but atleast it's a step in the right direction.

    Sahan Tuesday, 17 October 2017 07:25 PM

    Is it really step in the right direction??? Ravi karunanayaka still enjoying ministerial perks.......

    voter Wednesday, 18 October 2017 11:05 AM

    The only difference between the previous govt and this is: the previous govt was an Autocratic thief while the present govt is a democratic thief. If not both are thieves.

    malij Tuesday, 17 October 2017 01:42 PM

    This could happen during any palanaya, It had happened during previous marapalanaya and now it has happened under current yahapalanaya as well. We have seen how the last government had acted on several such incidents and it had got the name marapalanaya. Now the big people in yahapalanaya must act swiftly and decisively and in a transparent manner on such complaints so the people would know that such acts does not work any longer. Otherwise the present government also will go in to the history books asanother marapalanaya.

    nick Tuesday, 17 October 2017 01:56 PM

    I have told this in a several occasions we got rid of the thief in the previous government then we ourself replaced with the biggest thief gang ever in Srilanakn history & they kept a nice name call Yahapalanaya more like horupalanaya via DM Android App

    djharsha Tuesday, 17 October 2017 02:08 PM

    Any complaint lodged in Police , If someone have threat they should go to police and so on . this is done for enjoying the media . then all important facts what bond commission found will not available for public peoples.

    chandra Tuesday, 17 October 2017 02:25 PM

    Yes yes inside the country. You may be outside.

    Labby Tuesday, 17 October 2017 02:38 PM

    It is so easy to do what is mentioned here, and Ravi's relatives would be fools to disclose their identity if they made those threats. Why are some people so gullible as to believe things which may not be true?

    sss Tuesday, 17 October 2017 02:55 PM

    And why Ravi Karunanayake has not been charged for serious crimes he committed?

    CA LEE Tuesday, 17 October 2017 04:04 PM


    AM Tuesday, 17 October 2017 04:10 PM

    Regarding the death threats, the Police should have been informed and proper legal measures taken. The Bond Commission is not the Police. These could be fabricated stories. The actual statement should come from the police Media. Now rubbish is being broadcasted.

    Wise Donkey Tuesday, 17 October 2017 04:13 PM

    People should now understand the plight of Rohingya refugees' plight when there is a threat on your life.

    ceylon Tuesday, 17 October 2017 04:22 PM

    if so why not complained to the police .commision is not a police station. via DM Android App

    ceylon Tuesday, 17 October 2017 05:45 PM

    she is planing to contest next election and need publicity.yesterday no one knows her but today over ten million know her.trick works. via DM Android App

    TONY Tuesday, 17 October 2017 06:02 PM


    Gemba Wednesday, 18 October 2017 12:14 AM


    WalUura Wednesday, 18 October 2017 06:12 AM

    Anyone can make accusations of threats. How does someone involved in a high profile case such as this flee the country?

    shehan Thursday, 19 October 2017 10:33 AM

    She is a witness not an accused. hope you understand now.

    SAM Thursday, 19 October 2017 12:17 PM

    Please forward your mobile to authorities. Certainly the real truth will come to light. Same with the victim.

    Ben Friday, 20 October 2017 12:12 AM

    From where she got the money.Ordinary peop[le works 30 40 years and cannot save even to buy a cycle .They uses Buses

    Jaliya Friday, 20 October 2017 12:00 PM

    Good question.... She saw it's coming

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