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Tuesday, 13 January 2015 - 14:01
Update: JVP file corruption charges against 12 factions including former President Mahinda Rajapakse, Basil, Gotabaya and Namal.

The JVP filed petitions with the Commission to Investigate Bribery or Corruption against 12 persons and institutions including former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Basil Rajapaksa, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Namal Rajapaksa and former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cubral.

In its petition, JVP has further requested the Commission to Investigate Bribery or Corruption not to allow these respondents to leave the country.

Apart from former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Basil Rajapaksa, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Namal Rajapaksa and former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cubral, JVP has named Carlton Super Sports Club, Jonston Fernando, Rohitha Abeygunawardana, Tourist Board Chairman Senanka Gunarathna, Tourism

Development Bureau Managing Director Room Jaufer, the Lottery Board chairman, and the former Director General of Economic Development Ministry as respondents.

One of the charges against Namal Rajapaksa is his direct intervention to implement a water supply scheme in Middeniya, Deniyaya and Weeraketiya where he joined a construction company to over voucher the real expenditure of 157.45 million rupees as 360.04 million rupees, and swindled over 200 million rupees.

Another charge is the misuse of funds belonging to the Economic Development Ministry to print and distribute 5 million almanacs portraying UPFA presidential candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa by violating election law.

The petition also stated that the Urban Development Authority has claimed lands belonging to residents of Colombo city limit after acting in violation of the Lands Acquisition Act and using security forces intervention.

It also stated former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has traded these lands acquired forcibly to private sector and claimed huge commissions but not paid any compensation to the land users.

A charge against Carlton Sports Club is the import of super luxury cars by depriving the government of huge some of import duty.

The JVP also stated in its petition that a huge financial loss has been made to the government due to the crude oil hedging transaction.

It stated that then Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabral, who knew well of the impending loss, has been instrumental in the transaction.

The petition also charged that then Finance Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was also influential in the transaction and earned a huge some of illegitimate money from the crude oil hedging transaction.

Among other charges are: the misdeeds taken place at the Tourist Board, the permits to Oceanic Game private limited to open an online lottery, certain transactions of the National Lotteries Board, the purchase of treasury bills from Greece and the use of Samurdi funds to hold Divi Neguma national convention.

He further said that his party urged the bribery commission to ban the respondents leaving the country until the charges are inquired.

Update: Tuesday, 13 January 2015 - 07:13 PM

JVP lodge complaints at Bribery Commission against prominent figures of the former regime

JVP lodged a complaint against several persons including Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Basil Rajapaksa, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Namal Rajapaksa and former Governor of Central Bank Ajith Niward Cabraal today.

They were accused of exploiting public property during the recent times.

He further said that a request has been made from the Bribery Commission to prevent the persons mentioned in the complaint from leaving the country.

12 names of persons and institutes are mentioned in the complaint lodged by JVP at the Bribery Commission.

The names also include former Ministers Rohitha Abeygunawardena, and Johnston Fernando.

In addition complaints have been lodged against Carlton Sports Club, Chairman of Tourist Board Se-naanka Gunaratne, Managing Director of Tourism Promotion Bureau Roomy Jaufer, Chairman of National Lotteries Board and former Samurdhi Director.
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