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Anura Kumara Names 10 Large Cases of Fraud and Corruption

24 serious charges of plunder of public assets committed during Mahinda Rajapaksa regime and a special revelation regarding frauds and corruption of the present government were presented by the JVP Leader Anura Dissanayaka in Parliament on the 4th.

Also, frauds and corruption committed during the UNP regime that existed until 1994, frauds and corruption of the People’s Alliance (PA) government that ruled until December, 2001 and frauds and corruption committed during the 2002 – 2004 UNP regime and all other frauds and corruption committed by all governments were exposed.

Among these were three mass scale frauds and corruption committed by the 100 day regime formed after Mahinda Rajapaksa regime was defeated on 8th January and the coalition government formed after the 100 day affair.

Among the frauds that have been exposed so far are the controversial bond scam, mass scale Avant Garde transaction and awarding a tender for coal. Despite exposing frauds and corruption of six governments, attention has been directed only to the Avant Garde incident which is a loophole for Mahinda Rajapaksa associates to avoid responsibility.

In such an environment, it is interesting to note that a majority of ministers of the UNP as well as the UPFA, Rajapaksa associates such as Wimal Weerawansa, Dinesh Gunawardene, Udaya Gammanpila and many politicians outside the Parliament attempt to hit back at Mr. Anura Dissanayaka using only the Avant Garde incident. Officials and politicians have rallied to defend Avant Garde when it is evident that a colossal sum of money has been spent to obscure Avant Garde fraud.

Several of large scale frauds and corruption exposed by Mr. Anura Dissanayaka are:-

1. Spending Rs.600 million from the funds of Telecommunications Regulatory Commission to buy ‘Sil’ clothes to be distributed as a part of propaganda for the presidential election.

2. Denying Rs.2800 million to Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation of the government by launching CSN channel and grabbing the right to telecast cricket matches.

3. Frauds in ‘Siriliya Saviya’, a Non Governmental Organization.

4. Incurring a loss of Rs.1037 to the government when getting down 8 ships of petroleum

5. Defrauding Rs.713 million by launching company called CWG Hambantota 2018

6. Defrauding funds of ‘Divi Neguma’ bank

7. Frauds and corruption in Ports Authority

8. Making available US$150,000 from state owned Company to Pushpa Rajapaksa Foundation.

9. Non-payment of loans obtained from People’s Bank by former Parliamentarian Sajin Vaas Gunawardene.

10. Spending public money for D.A. Rajapaksa museum.

– Lanka Truth


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