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  • Jaliya asked to spill beans on Rajapaksas in US plea deal? Read more >

    Jaliya asked to spill beans on Rajapaksas in US plea deal?

    Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to the United States Jaliya Wickramasuriya is likely to be offered a proffer agreement by US federal prosecutors this week, to spill the beans on the Government run by his cousin Mahinda Rajapaksa between 2005-2015, in exchange for leniency in money laundering and immigration fraud cases filed against him in Washington […]

  • Sri Lanka coup hastens prosecution of Rajapaksa envoy to Washington Read more >

    Sri Lanka coup hastens prosecution of Rajapaksa envoy to Washington

    Image: Jaliya W. and Mahinda Rajapaksa. Political Correspondent/ ECONOMYNEXT . Dec 24, 2018 , Sri Lanka’s October coup that brought former president Mahinda Rajapaksa briefly back to power may have backfired on a close relative, ex-ambassador to Washington and fugitive from justice, Jaliya Wickramasuriya. The prospect of a Rajapaksa government in Colombo prompted justice authorities […]

  • Sri Lanka creates special courts for Rajapakse-era graft Read more >

    Sri Lanka creates special courts for Rajapakse-era graft

    Image: Loyalists of former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse voted against the bill to create special courts for major graft cases (AFP Photo/ISHARA S. KODIKARA) (AFP•May 9, 2018.) Sri Lanka’s parliament Wednesday voted to set up special courts to try multi-billion dollar graft cases under former president Mahinda Rajapakse. The move aims to accelerate several high-profile […]

  • How Rajapaksa Played Santa Claus With State Funds Providing Luxury Vehicles Read more >

    How Rajapaksa Played Santa Claus With State Funds Providing Luxury Vehicles

    Presidential Secretariat spent billions of rupees for hiring luxury vehicles for ex-President’s friends, family and cronies. by Nirmala Kannangara. Following last week’s expose titled ‘Weerawansa Family and Friends’ Joyride at State Expense’ shocking revelations have now come to light as to how the Presidential Secretariat under former President Mahinda Rajapaksa spent several millions of rupees […]

  • Weerawansa Family And Friends’ Joyride At State Expense Read more >

    Weerawansa Family And Friends’ Joyride At State Expense

    (Wimal Weerawansa) A fleet of 40 vehicles hired for State Engineering used by ex-minister’s cronies, by Nirmala Kannangara. Weerasangilige Wimal Weerawansa who mouths slogans and gives breast-beating displays of patriotism from political platforms despite his involvement in large-scale corruption and undercover activities, has once again been exposed as a corrupt politician. This time around, details […]

  • SriLanka’s Airline Losses are  Bigger than the Spending on Health or Education Read more >

    SriLanka’s Airline Losses are Bigger than the Spending on Health or Education

    CONOMYNEXT – Colossal losses that state-run SriLankan Airlines was made to suffer since ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa chased away Emirates Airlines, and a questionable aircraft deal, is a national financial crime, Deputy Minister Eran Wickramaratne said. SriLankan Airlines, which made profit of 4.4 billion rupees in 2008, the year in which the management agreement with Emirates […]

  • Gotabhaya Agrees that His Rakna Lanka Security Firm  was Corrupt Read more >

    Gotabhaya Agrees that His Rakna Lanka Security Firm was Corrupt

    Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaks has accepted the fact that Rakna Lanka Security Firm under his authority used its employed for his brother Mahianda Rajapaksa’s election work in 2015.  According to him former officers at the helm of the Rakna Lanka Security Firm were responsible for engaging company employees for election work during the last […]

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