A whistleblower who raised the alarm over a threat posed by gas cylinders and about a garlic scam, says he is prepared to make more expose’s and reveal the names of officials involved in multiple rackets.
Former Executive Director of the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA), Thushan Gunawardena, told Daily Mirror in an interview conducted in Australia, that he hopes President Ranil Wickremesinghe takes action against those accused of various scams.
The latest scam he revealed was over contaminated canned fish which was allegedly white labelled by Sathosa and released to the market.
Gunawardena said that despite revealing details over the canned fish, garlic scam and the threat posed by the domestic gas cylinder, officials involved in these scams are still in office.
He also accused former Trade Minister and current Media Minister Bandula Gunawardena of protecting some of the corrupt officials for his personal gain.
“We cannot ignore what is happening in the country. We cannot let these goons to get away. I am watching. I have enough documents to go on for 5 years from now,” Thushan Gunawardena said.
Gunawardena urged President Ranil Wickremesinghe to conduct an impartial inquiry into the scams lined to the Trade Ministry and take appropriate action.
He also questioned the silence of the opposition saying that despite sharing vital information with them, nothing has been done.
Gunawardena said that he had even shared information with Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa, but the matter was not pursued.
Asked if he was working on an opposition agenda, Gunawardena insisted that he had no ties with the opposition as it is not clear who is in the opposition and who is with the Government.(Easwaran Rutnam in Australia)
Bandu Friday, 26 May 2023 09:33 AM
I like that - it is not clear who is in the opposition and who is with the Government - Actually both are in it and each awaits its turn to loot.
Johan Friday, 26 May 2023 09:36 AM
No RW will ignore all these rackets and he will try to crush all those who brings these things to light
Walter Perera Friday, 26 May 2023 09:54 AM
No point blowing that whistle Mr Gunawardena. His excellency is busy engaged in Billion Rupee loan wipe outs for his business henchmen
Neel bandara Friday, 26 May 2023 11:40 AM
Correct, We knew the that how actions of the Mr.Clean with Central Bank ,so far his friend not returned to Srilanka from Singapore see his l loyal friend. Whatever account we can't believe this Prisdent.
VJ Friday, 26 May 2023 10:12 AM
They are the judge jury and the executioner. The president is just playing the game according to the rules of those who placed him on the pedestal, until he wins the next election. What he might or might not do if he is elected is a big question. The overall outlook of the future of SL is not looking promising.
Man Friday, 26 May 2023 10:50 AM
If you have all the facts, have you complained the Bribery and Corruption commission though useless? Did you manage to file a fundamental right case, raising the issue about the plundering of public money? Are you sure that the opposition got all the details to file a case?
I love Sri Lanka Friday, 26 May 2023 11:01 AM
Mr Sajith, start making your own inquiries so that you are ready to arrest the looters of our nation when time is right.
Dharmatileke Friday, 26 May 2023 12:24 PM
Blow the whistle loud and clear without delay we are waiting to hear it.
Lost Lankan Friday, 26 May 2023 01:44 PM
This country will never hear your Whistle blows. There is NO opposition all are same just a change of camps time to time as NONE is clean.
Buddhist Friday, 26 May 2023 05:54 PM
Everyone in SL knows what our Bandu Mama is up to.
dickie bird Friday, 26 May 2023 09:06 PM
Its time to expose one and all to rid SL of corruption. Enough is enough, swindling the masses and expose the politicians.
Birds of a feather Saturday, 27 May 2023 05:15 PM
Conducting the media meeting in Australia says it all. It is like beating the drum to the deaf Green Elephant at the top. There is no use in wasting your breathe, as all of them are birds of same feather; they f(l)ock together. You are just a trouble maker!
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