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Chamara Gunasekera receives bribe of USD 250 mn over X-Press Pearl disaster - Wijeyadasa

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Minister of Justice Wijeyadasa Rajapaksha dropping a bomb shell in Parliament regarding container ship MV X-Press Pearl and New Diamond today, revealed that a sum of US dollars 250 million has been credited to the bank account of one Chamara Gunasekera as a bribe to prevent the operator of the ship X-Press Pearl to prevent the Sri Lanka government from securing damages.

“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 said in response to a question raised by Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa.

The Minister said a limitation procedure has been filed in the UK to limit the damages which the Sri Lankan government could claim. “The Government has already filed a case countering this move to get the limitation procedure case cancelled,” the Minister said. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

 

 


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  • Smell a rat about the so naming of a nobody or nonexistant person Tuesday, 25 April 2023 01:47 PM

    Who is this 'Chamara Gunasekera' might as well name him Boru Nama Miniha. How could this so named person ever stop court action? This is all a ruse by the government to divert from local government election issues.

    Reformist Tuesday, 25 April 2023 01:55 PM

    Doesn't the UK Government have very strong anti-money laundering laws? UK government should examine how these funds were deposited and for what purpose. This is an unthinkable thing for SL government not raising this with UK government. This is not a small amount of money. In Australia, even $10,000 transfers are properly investigated by Austrack before clearing.

    Mangala Wickramarachchi Tuesday, 25 April 2023 04:56 PM

    Absolutely right.

    Joseph Tuesday, 25 April 2023 02:04 PM

    This country needs some gossip to live so here u go... The next two weeks it's all about CG.....the gullible voters will now fight it over the FB

    Anura Jayantha Tuesday, 25 April 2023 02:19 PM

    You are absolutely right. We live on gossip and hearsay..we deserve to fail on decision making..

    Amaran Tuesday, 25 April 2023 02:13 PM

    Why cannot Government of Sri Lanka inform the Government of UK officially about this money laundering incident?

    Boru deal dasa Tuesday, 25 April 2023 02:14 PM

    We knew he would come up with a name of a non existent human, unless a rajapaksa changed his name.

    Chamara Gunasekara Tuesday, 25 April 2023 02:20 PM

    Whoo hoooo! I woke up to find $250 million dollars in my bank account.

    Deal dasas Gadafi moment. Tuesday, 25 April 2023 02:25 PM

    Chamara unfortunately died of a heart attack yesterday and the money was taken by the British government as he did not have any living relatives.

    KD Tuesday, 25 April 2023 02:33 PM

    just look at banks accounts of X Press Feeders Singapore, the company responsible for disaster. They clearly paid the bribe of $250m to avoid paying the $6.2billion in damages.

    Boru deal Tuesday, 25 April 2023 02:49 PM

    When is the next episode of this teledrama " Deal dasa and his red herring" ?

    Thoroughly unbelievable claims made in parliament Tuesday, 25 April 2023 03:33 PM

    The claim of 250 million dollar bribe in parliament is utterly unbelievable. It seems a total fabrication. Reminiscent of Wimal W making claims about US military base being built here. Think about it which briber would drop 250 million dollars into a personal bank account, it would immediate red flag and be noticed. If it happened in the UK, here or any other country. The bank itself would get alarmed and suspect. The so called bribe hasn't happened and these are all tricks which will result in nothing but pulling the wool over the eyes of the naive public about more important matters.

    Ranjith Tuesday, 25 April 2023 03:37 PM

    What you are saying is a bribe has been paid to stop Srilanka government ance claiming damages from Express pearl now we have to find out Chamara's cconnections with the government over to you President. What a country. es s.i

    Spartacus Tuesday, 25 April 2023 04:55 PM

    Wow what a nice country. Bribery, corruption, thuggery, racism has become an absolute norm in this nation.

    Jeewaka Wednesday, 26 April 2023 05:44 AM

    This chamara gunaseka is a fantom. Lol. Ultimately there will be no such a person, Deadline will be pass. No claim for the damage, The brive is gone into many accounts and they will never surface.. that is BANANA republic of asia.

    Sivalingam Wednesday, 26 April 2023 12:58 PM

    Chamara is brother in law of Krishan Balendran.


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