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Complaint lodged over Piumi Hansamali's possession of Gota’s Range Rover

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Colombo, April 17 (Daily Mirror) - Mage Rata organization president Sanjaya Mahawatta today, lodged a complaint with the Illegal Assets Investigations Division, calling for an inquiry into model Piumi Hansamali using the Range Rover vehicle previously used  by former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

"It is clear that an election is near and politicians tend to inject all their saved black money into the upcoming election campaigns and it has become a good time for the people who engage with money laundering activities. 

"Accordingly, we have some doubts on how Piumi Hansamal managed to get the Range Rover vehicle (CBM 1949) which was used by former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

"The question arises whether the Range Rover vehicle was given to the former president or if Gotabaya has given it to Piyumi," said Mahawatta and further alleged that the model currently resides in a super luxury apartment, owns other properties and leads an exceedingly luxurious lifestyle.

Therefore, there are suspicions that Piumi Hansamali is being utilized for money laundering activities involving politicians' black money, he charged.

"Therefore, we have lodged a complaint with the Illegal Assets Investigations Division. The initial complaint pertains to the Range Rover vehicle previously associated with former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and its transfer to Piumi Hansamali. This vehicle is estimated to be worth Rs. 100 million. Questions arise regarding how the vehicle came into Piumi Hansamali's possession, the reasons behind its transfer and how she could afford such a valuable asset while primarily engaged in selling cosmetics. Additionally, it is noted that Piumi Hansamali's has not made any television appearances lately.

"I personally know several individuals who rely on selling cosmetics for their livelihoods. But they struggle to cover their daily expenses with their modest incomes. However, Piumi Hansamali reportedly spends lakhs of rupees daily and leads a lavish lifestyle. 

"The Mage Rata organization is vigilant over the extravagant spending of politicians during election campaigns and their potential involvement in money laundering activities," he stated.

"Hence, we anticipate an immediate investigation into this complaint," he added.

  Comments - 29

  • Shera Wednesday, 17 April 2024 03:39 PM

    She could have bought it too, you know.

    Rip Winkle Wednesday, 17 April 2024 08:42 PM

    How? 100 million just dropped into her lap, I assume?

    Be Fair Wednesday, 17 April 2024 03:59 PM

    BTW, Piumi has Assets, dont we know that

    Lanka putha Wednesday, 17 April 2024 04:03 PM

    So what is the problem here they must be good friends and gota is helping her.

    Mithun Wednesday, 17 April 2024 04:09 PM

    Gota's Range Rover driving a Range Rovar. Quite simple.

    Punchi Wednesday, 17 April 2024 04:35 PM

    If I had a Range Rover that this lady would trade her benefits for, I would do it.

    Ranga Wednesday, 17 April 2024 04:45 PM

    What is super luxury? Word only found in Sri Lanka

    trueSL Wednesday, 17 April 2024 04:55 PM

    We love her! She is a national treasure. Her movable and immovable assets are of great concern for us. Pls don't tarnish her image. She inspire us to dream at hard times.

    Rip Winkle Wednesday, 17 April 2024 04:58 PM

    The opening of a Pandora's box?

    George Wednesday, 17 April 2024 04:59 PM

    What is the Inland Revenue doing? Why cant they initiate inquiry into her income and check whether she had paid the right amount of taxes. Where is the money to own luxury assets. Very inefficient Inland revenue.

    sss Wednesday, 17 April 2024 05:42 PM

    Extreme lawlessness in every aspect of life in Sri Lanka is debilitating. As the world Tamil forum estimates this will lead to partition of bankrupt Sri Lanka in about ten years. Some of the elements are already visible

    Nimal Wednesday, 17 April 2024 05:04 PM

    Wherever the pohottuwa scoundrels were it reeks of corruption and fraud.

    Karu Wednesday, 17 April 2024 05:57 PM

    I don't see any point targeting any individual here. We need broader process for income tax assessment. Transparent and general

    Gonpala Balusinha Wednesday, 17 April 2024 06:22 PM

    Gota is keeping her through Pin Padi and Pin pocket!! Please let her enjoy for few months.

    Dee Wednesday, 17 April 2024 07:08 PM

    Sri Lanka is NOT a poor country! The government maybe, unable to pay loans. But! Lots of people are quite cash rich. If IRD really can’t figure out, at least analyze the household electricity bills and study those who consume above 350 units. At least some starting point! Whatever happened to the opening of tax files when a vehicle is registered? Come on? Someone who registered a Range Rover CANNOT be having a monthly income less than a million, minimum!

    Nirmal silva Wednesday, 17 April 2024 09:10 PM

    I just remembered "JANGI SARATH"

    Namal Wijesekera Wednesday, 17 April 2024 09:32 PM

    Unfortunately most of the sri lankan actresses are engaging in this trade of selling their assets to obtain luxury items and properties. There is no Art or culture to develop in this country everything is under the control of prostitution and underworld.Very sad end.

    Srilal Wednesday, 17 April 2024 09:55 PM

    Well to register a vehicle in one's name today a TFN is required... or so they say. Let's see if the system works. What's the point of collecting a TFN at registration if the necessary follow ups to substantiate the source of funds is not carried out?

    Joshua Wednesday, 17 April 2024 10:38 PM

    Rajapakshes - ALI BABA and 40 thieves

    Citizen Wednesday, 17 April 2024 11:04 PM

    As long as they support SLPP they can do anything and will not be punished, a very good example is the aragalaya teledrama actress, how they remanded her and her husband, this is the sad state of Sri Lanka law and politics.

    Ravana Thursday, 18 April 2024 12:55 PM

    Definitely, warriors are labelled as out laws Been happening in SL for decades, no sign of change in the future Terrible business

    Dasa P Thursday, 18 April 2024 02:25 AM

    Who says Piumi Hansamali is not a national treasure. Even the old police minister knew that during Covid time. She should promote tourism industry, both local and foreign and bring dollars to the country. She can utilize the Range Rover for this noble cause. Ms Diana will give her fullest support as well.

    Gune Ayyiya Thursday, 18 April 2024 03:36 AM

    What pathetic people are you? Gossiping like old women, making assumption without knowing the facts. Piumi could be leasing the vehicle or it may have been gifted to her. She may not even own the vehicle. I don't think Piumi is stupid to buy such a unreliable SUV as Range Rover. Get a life idiots.

    Jeanne Thursday, 18 April 2024 09:44 AM

    And you know the "facts" behind the RR ? Please enlighten us!

    melville perera Thursday, 18 April 2024 08:56 AM

    when one sees the luxurious life styles of many seen on almost all TV channels they appear to have been "delivered " to the "show" by beauty salons mushrooming all over country like spas and their behaviour belong to an exclusive elite group. Salons have a reecord of these visitors who pay handsomely for beauty and definitely non taxpayers. The investigating unit would do well to check on this list. It is not cosmetics that they are existing on Even tailors have brisk business turning out expensive outfits for hire by the hour at a price . All these have a connection with the subject exposed

    Banda Iya Thursday, 18 April 2024 05:33 PM

    This is a gift or tip for the services she rendered to the self proclaimed modern day Dutugemunu.

    Rajan V Pillai Friday, 19 April 2024 06:16 AM

    Piumi an emerging Woman Leader, an Emerging Politician.

    Rajan V Pillai Wednesday, 24 April 2024 05:24 AM

    Why only targeting this actress? There are allegations that lot of culprits in Sri Lanka are proxies for tax evaders and Money Launderres.

    Puswadilla Saturday, 27 April 2024 07:46 AM

    Inland Rev dep / commission would have to give an answer to it. Wonder these paid public servants from tax payers money are too using tax paid cosmetic items and service? By the way would like to know the list of vehicles that were used df and non df and sold to whom? Commissioner and comrades over to you …….

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