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Body of a Sri Lankan billionaire businessman found in Jakarta

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Managing Director of OPEX holdings and billionaire businessman, Onesh Subasinghe has been found dead in a serviced apartment in Jakarta, Indonesia, informed sources said.

Accordingly, the 45-year-old businessman and his family was on a trip In Jakarta at the time of the incident.

They said that Jakarta police is conducting further investigations into the incident

  Comments - 28

  • Chris Sunday, 05 February 2023 05:36 PM

    Millionaires and billionaires dying at an alarming rate. Meanwhile our police department is chasing protestors. Over a month and still no arrests in the Dinesh Schafter case!!

    Tissa Fernando Sunday, 05 February 2023 06:31 PM

    Another business man is dead. What is going on.

    Sam Silva Sunday, 05 February 2023 08:35 PM

    Our country is so fortunate to have 45 billionaires when the government and country is badly bankrupt. Also how could they make these billions when the country doesn't have money to buy essential medicines.

    Dee Sunday, 05 February 2023 09:25 PM

    They are billionaires because they run businesses effectively, they run to make money, not as charity. They have staff who are paid well to make profits, not to strike and protest for the slightest things, the country will have money to buy essential goods when they stop giving everything free or at subsidised rates!

    Anil Sunday, 05 February 2023 10:22 PM

    Dee you could not have said it better.

    Nuwan Wimalasundera Sunday, 05 February 2023 10:47 PM

    Onesh was a well educated businessman who made right decisions at the right time. A self made man. Please do not drag him into politics as he had nothing to do with politics. If we had someone like him as a leader of this country this would be another Singapore

    silva Sunday, 05 February 2023 11:41 PM

    @Dee, your point will be valid only these billionaires are not making in a corrupted way, do you know that for sure?

    Sam Silva Monday, 06 February 2023 03:50 AM

    @Dee Do you live in our country to know all about our business people conduct their business in a honest manner or you are also one of those.

    Dddd Monday, 06 February 2023 04:35 AM

    It is thought of mentality that has bought our country to this stage. This is the same stereotype profile Sri Lanka who will blame others, be jealous of other’s prosperity but will go and vote for the same donkeys who bankrupted the coutry. We will never come out of this until people with this mentality die off and anew generation grows!

    Tissa Fernando Monday, 06 February 2023 05:09 AM

    You need more billionaires in the country to create employment, fund the innovation , and to take the country forward. Take all the developed countries, you will find a lot of billionaires. Read the biographies of these billionaires and then you will get all your answers. May be at the end you may become a billionaire too.

    prasad Monday, 06 February 2023 08:08 AM

    Hi Mr. Silva. to my knowledge and experience, he is not a businessman with corrupted. They have started their family business long time over 40 years. They specialized in the area of agro chem, seeds, irrigation, green house and many more. Mr. Onesh is a talented businessman (also his father), and they have diversified his business in many sectors in agro industry. Unfortunately, his death is a big loss to Sri Lanka. RIP.

    rohan Monday, 06 February 2023 08:21 AM

    i agree with you. 100 percent.

    SK Monday, 06 February 2023 09:34 AM

    Is it relevant to Onesh Sudasinghe’s death or murder …????

    Jude Sunday, 05 February 2023 09:14 PM

    I reiterate, it's Notta good time for SL businessmen!!!!

    Mithula Perera Sunday, 05 February 2023 10:03 PM

    Well said Dee

    karu Sunday, 05 February 2023 11:41 PM

    very fishy .. first a scientist and an agro business man. Scientist's autopsy published within less than a day.

    Disgusted Monday, 06 February 2023 12:37 AM

    Dee, so where do the poor unfortunate have nots living below poverty line go for help to get their basics to survive??. In other countries the mega rich help the needy with millions of $$ given to help the poor needy survive directly or indirectly. Billionaires have compassion for the less fortunate, cause by the grace of the Lord they are not in the position of the poor. Wake up, you seem to be living the high life, time to take a step into their shoes and walk their walk.

    Shankar Monday, 06 February 2023 12:41 AM

    What’s happening to our businessman Now the third one within a month dying in mysterious circumstances Need to investigate

    Ram Monday, 06 February 2023 01:26 AM

    Sad to hear this. Elimination of our rich happens at home and overseas. This could be a home drawn plan. SL must send investigators to join the investigators overseas.

    Bill Monday, 06 February 2023 07:00 AM

    FYI there r no billionaires in SL.(USD)

    Can we afford now? Monday, 06 February 2023 08:18 AM

    Are we to be proud of our heritage as the only nation that provides free public service and welfare such as free education up to University level, free lunch, free books and free uniform, comprehensive Health Services etc, that involve employment to thousands of educated men and women. Can we afford these services even now?

    Allen Selwyn Monday, 06 February 2023 09:56 AM

    Let's be honest. Sri Lanka being a free country is a fallacy. It is free for the rich. They pay no tax and accumulate wealth by corrupt means. Very few are honest. Majority are down trodden and crushed. The so called free benefits to the downtrodden is miniscule compared to the looting being carried out by the rich.

    T Monday, 06 February 2023 08:57 AM

    Well said Dee.... everyone thinks that government should do for everyone... but never thinks of doing anything for themselves... slave mentality... so used to getting everything foc from birth to death.

    Henry Hill Monday, 06 February 2023 09:22 AM

    @Dee, well said. Good to see there are some people left in Sri Lanka with some common sense. The sad fact is Sam Silva line of thought is common among many. Our subsidy/sahanaya ideology and that private enterprises are evil, I think gives a good indicator that SL will not recover or change its inefficient and debt-ridden ways.

    tilak Monday, 06 February 2023 09:39 AM

    Hey Sam Silva- be thankful that there are hard working intelligent businessmen amongst a country of thieves and freeloaders. Without such people most of 20M people would be on the roads. Br thankful, instead OF questioning the integrity of successful people- WHAT DO YOU WANT. BUISINESS MEN ALSO TO BELIKE YOUR FAILED POLITICIANS

    Kailesh Monday, 06 February 2023 09:40 AM

    When rogue politicians in this country can be rich, why not a hard working intelligent businessman

    Waco Monday, 06 February 2023 09:47 AM

    Some countries offer financial assistances from the day Child is Born.

    Shelly Monday, 06 February 2023 03:00 PM

    Too many young Sri Lankan businessman are turning up dead. Can't be a coincidence. Condolences to his family and loved ones. Just very a very bad time to be a billionaire Sri Lankan making an honest living.

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