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US$250Mn deposit to ‘Chamara Gunasekara’ over X-Press Pearl disaster!

Fake drama with a Fake account holder?

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Almost a week after Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe’s controversial statement in Parliament indicating a bribe of a massive US dollar 250 million, deposited at a UK bank over the X-Press Pearl disaster, investigators and parties interested in justice who probed and examined the claim have been directed to nowhere but the conclusion that the so-called account holder is a fake and the whole drama is a distractor.

Though Minister Rajapakshe said on April 25 that one ‘Chamara Gunasekara’ who holds an account in a UK bank had been paid to prevent Sri Lankan government from securing damages for the inestimable disaster caused to Sri Lankan seas, such a name had not been revealed in any investigations.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) probes had not revealed any information related to a UK bank, the sum of money alleged to have been deposited or the account holder under the name Gunasekara. The CID is seeking expert assistance from the Central Bank to locate information about the bank and the controversial account. Investigators also have a suspicion that this was a distraction, a tactic used by those who allegedly acted to deny the damages for Sri Lanka.

Meanwhile, environmental activists alleged that the person mentioned was a fake and that such a huge transaction with a UK bank was legally impossible.

Environmentalist Nayanaka Ranwella told Daily Mirror, that there was no listing of a person by the name Chamara Gunasekara among the Sri Lankans and social service professionals residing in the UK over the last 20–30 years. He also said that it would be impossible to carry out such a transaction in the said UK bank, complying with the country’s law.

While making the controversial statement in the parliament, Justice Minister Rajapakshe had distanced himself from the responsibility for the claim and used it as an evidence.

“I am revealing this on information I have received and cannot be responsible for these revelations. I do not know whether this information could be used as evidence. The Ministry of Defence and the police should conduct investigations in this regard,” the Minister had stated.(Prageeth Sampath Karunathilaka)

  Comments - 15

  • Tinpot president and his dumb ass ministers Monday, 01 May 2023 10:18 AM

    And this idiot is the justice minister? The calibre of politicians in SL is shocking. It's ok because we are competing against countries like Burundi and Congo.

    Sunil Monday, 01 May 2023 10:24 AM

    Until Rajapaksha CANCER remove no future for country.

    Neel ad Monday, 01 May 2023 11:54 AM

    Yes , What a drama that he has played? As a minister he should not do such a propaganda , that is his aim to get passed the IMF bill not anything .He himself knows just enough to this gossip to make the people get crazy to another two weeks. It clear not possible to make the such a huge money transfer to UK or any other country where money laundering is illegal, except such as Uganda and some islands . Rajapak is a really CANCER for the Srilankan people.

    joshua Monday, 01 May 2023 10:28 AM

    Only shows the class of Wijedasa. Can’t he be arrested for spreading false messages? Is he exempt? SL politics gone to dogs.

    Reformist Monday, 01 May 2023 10:46 AM

    What else SL people can expect from a country like SL governed by lunatics? Has Sri Lankan CID or Police ever successfully investigated anything and brought any politician or a public servant to justice? One thing is for sure, some people obviously have benefitted from this saga. Like anything else in SL, there is always money and power with some. As some overseas people say, if SL is so poor, how come so many late model cars are on the street and buffer lunches and dinners are so full in SL fancy hotels? Where are the tax payers?

    German Monday, 01 May 2023 11:00 AM

    What I truly don't understand is why people elect these lunatics over and over again. Also Mr. Gotabaja was elected democratically, right? Here in Germany we learned from our big mistake to elect a criminal : Hitler.

    Sarah Guruge Monday, 01 May 2023 02:10 PM

    Very true! Sri lanka's corporate salary strucrute is the highest in southeast Asia.! How come? Then the tax structure should be even highwr

    Tom Monday, 01 May 2023 11:35 AM

    The corrupt cans of worms have spread all over the country if not for this kind of activities today sri lanka would have been right on top along with devolop nations so far no one have taken steps to change by adopting proper procedures for those who sabotaging the financial system and ruining future of this nation so badly for all...

    Chris Monday, 01 May 2023 02:14 PM

    This fellow has always been full of drama. Jumping across the isle many times, orchestrated his own shooting at his residence. Just such a big liar and a shameless one too. Such are the legal professionals we have.

    Too much Raja... MP tricks yet again Monday, 01 May 2023 02:18 PM

    The Justice Minister is dangerous for our nations long term. It was always obvious from the beginning he was just attracting attention to keep away from people noticing the bigger issues. Like Supreme court having directed for LG polls but his group doing their utmost to stifle democracy. Future claims by so called legal MPs should be considered in the same way as Wimal W, book fabrications are ignored. That is all Raja.... MPs should be seen as speaking fiction, until proven otherwise.

    German Monday, 01 May 2023 02:20 PM

    So why are you keeping on electing those criminals? Mr. Gotabaja is elected democratically too. So where is he?Here we learned from our past: we will not vote for a Hitler again.

    gamarala Monday, 01 May 2023 06:25 PM

    Why the minister not resign from his post?

    Tissa Fernando Monday, 01 May 2023 06:51 PM

    As I mentioned in one of my previous comments , I smelled something fishy in this story. Wjjayadasa Rajapaksha has a lot of explaining to do.

    Zaza Monday, 01 May 2023 09:36 PM

    Why not the CID openly state the outcome of their investigation? Deal Paksa is not a baby. He knows what he is saying. Why this Hora Police game?

    Quolp Tuesday, 02 May 2023 09:00 PM

    These sort of fake allegation Wijedasa tries to fabricate help strengthen Mahinda Rajapaksas political and vote base, that will lead Mahinda Rajapaksa to become more powerful leader in Sri Lanka once again.

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