CSN Building (Under MR)
Battaramulla,Rs. 200 Mn
CSN property worth
Rs. 235 million
Central Cultural Fund (Under Yahapalanaya)
Rs. 3 billion funds misused
Palm oil import (Under MR)
Rs. 6 billion loss
Embassy building USA (Under MR)
Jaliya Wickramasuriya allegedly defrauded USD 3.3 million
Air Bus deal (Under MR)
USD 2 million defrauded
Nilwala project (Under MR)
Rs. 4,100 million defrauded
Commonwealth Games (Under MR)
Rs. 688 million funds collected by CWG Hambantota Company missing
By Ajith Siriwardana
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) yesterday released documents accusing corruption involving Namal Rajapaksa, Yoshitha Rajapaksa, Basil Rajapaksa, Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa and several others.
JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake in a special event held at Sri Lanka Foundation said that they had over 500 files on politicians, former ministry secretaries, investigative officers involved in defrauding public funds.
He said Yoshitha Rajapaksa, Namal Rajapaksa and Basil Rajapaksa had defrauded public money through Nimal Perera and Thirukumar Nadesan.
Dissanayake said the Irrigation Ministry had released Rs. 4,100 to China CAMC Engineering Co Ltd just before the 2015 Presidential election. “This Company from its Bank account in Hong Kong had deposited to the tune of USD 5 Million in Thiru Nadesan’s ROOD International Company account on separate occasions. ROOD International transferred funds to a Sri Lankan bank in Colpetty, the money deposited in that account was used to purchase the land at Malwana,” he said.
He also said they had a file connected to the fraud involving the Air Bus deal where USD 2 million had been deposited to SriLankan’s then CEO Kapila Chandrasena’s wife’s account in Brunei. “This money was transferred to an account in Australia and then transferred to three accounts in Sri Lanka including that of Nimal Perera,” he said and added that some USD 115 million had been spent to cancel the purchase of these air buses during Yahapalana government without Cabinet approval.
Dissanayake also said Sri Lanka had lost a great deal of money after introducing the unsolicited concept instead of the tender procedure. Over 90 percent of the government projects had been given as unsolicited projects. Restoration of the Eastern Railway line, Matara-Beliatta section of the Southern Railway line, Katunayake Expressway are some of the unsolicited projects,” he said. He also gave details of a list of lands belonging to Yoshitha Rajapaksa including several plots of lan
ds called “Siribopura Kelley (jungle)”, land in Stanley Thilakarathne Mawatha, Nugegoda, building of the CSN worth Rs. 200 million in Battaramulla, CSN property worth Rs. 235 million.
He said a land belonging to UDA had been used for CSN channel illegally citing that it was transferred to charity, a “Rajapaksa Foundation.”
He said Rs. 688 million funds collected by the CWG Hambantota Company established to host Commonwealth Games had gone missing.
He also said government had lost Rs. 6 billion due to the fraud where palm oil had been imported using wrong HS codes.
He also accused that Sajith Premadasa had misused Rs. 3 billion funds of the Central Cultural Fund without proper approval.
Dissanayake also revealed that Jaliya Wickramasuriya had defrauded USD 3.3 million when purchasing a land for the Sri Lankan Embassy in USA. “He has admitted obtaining a commission of USD 3.3 million,” he said.
The files released included France Air Bus deal, Gin Nilwala project, Krrish Deal, Hedging Deal, Hello Corp Deal, alleged frauds involving National Lottery Board, Kerawalapitiya Power Plant, Diyagama Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium, Peliyagoda Fish market, Siriliya Account and Avant Garde.
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