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PHU condemns SIU probe on alleged fraud

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The Pivithuru Hela Urumaya today condemned the manner in which the Police Special Investigation Unit (SIU) was investigating the fraud alleged to have been committed by PHU General Secretary Udaya Gammanpila.

It said two SIU officers had been sent to Australia, the country of residence of businessman Brian Chaddick, to carry out their investigations into the fraud. Mr. Chaddick had earlier alleged that he had been deprived of assets and interest worth Rs.110 million because of a fraud committed by Mr. Gammanpila.

“When officials of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources, and Privileges (PRECIFAC) visited ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa's residence in Mirihana to record a  statement on a matter concerning the ITN TV station, the so-called Yahapalanaya government’s supporters were disappointed and condemned the move.

How can the government then justify the decision to send SIU officers to another country to obtain a statement with regard to an investigation into a matter linked to Mr. Gammanpila? These all are well planned moves to take revenge on him. I am certain that these actions are being carried out under the guidance of a particular Cabinet Minister who is imagining he can destroy Mr. Gammanpila’s political career,” PHU Media Secretary Thushara Dissanayake said. (Piyumi Fonseka)


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  Comments - 15

  • Sapu Monday, 30 November 2015 06:08 PM

    PHU is a non-existant party

    garawi Monday, 30 November 2015 06:22 PM

    The state has the right to go to even Timbaktu in search of evidence for fraud. Why is Gamanpila so worried if he has nothing to hide?

    garawi Monday, 30 November 2015 06:23 PM

    Not for the moment but definitely after the next election when there is no more MANAPE!

    onlooker Tuesday, 01 December 2015 10:38 AM

    This is what yahapalanaya means. DESTROY all those who are against their misdeeds.

    Henry De Silva Monday, 30 November 2015 07:58 PM

    If Mr. Gammanpila find that the government was harassing him, he could seek redress from the Judicial system through a Writ of Certiorari. Then if the Judicial system finds that there is no sufficient evidence against him,he will be exonerated. So find judicial redress..Henry.

    Andrew Pitugala Monday, 30 November 2015 08:10 PM

    If he is not guilty he has nothing to worry!!!! Why then is he screaming ??

    Sincere Monday, 30 November 2015 09:31 PM

    Quite natural. No thief likes to be investigated his own robberies!

    Jagath Monday, 30 November 2015 10:23 PM

    PHU is a ONE MAN Party! Gammanipla himself releasing a statement in the name of PHU to cover his own sins!!

    TONY Tuesday, 01 December 2015 12:00 AM


    david strange Tuesday, 01 December 2015 02:19 PM

    well said dear friend.

    Sampath Jeyasundra Tuesday, 01 December 2015 02:53 PM

    He is the Sri Lankan Subramanian Swamy. Both has one man party!

    Bala Monday, 30 November 2015 04:55 PM

    PHUS about nothing. MR was not the complainant but virtual defendant. Chaddik is the virtual complainant and the SIU officers need to check on documents in Australia. Further it is about a reported fraud and hence check if complainant declared these assets in Australia to Inland Revenue.

    Sampath Monday, 30 November 2015 05:02 PM

    Does he have a such a lucrative political career to be destroyed ??

    lkboy Monday, 30 November 2015 05:08 PM

    If can go to Mirihana, why not Australia?

    Madlin Monday, 30 November 2015 05:25 PM

    Why should anyone get so excited if no offence has been committed. via DM Android App

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