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Confidential letter sent to President on OnmaxDT scam

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The President has reportedly received a confidential letter from a resident in Kandy, which cites that a sum of Rs. 05 million has been given to the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) and the CID to sweep the infamous OnmaxDT pyramid scam, under the rug.

The resident, a one E.G. Perera from the Yatinuwara area in Kandy, has also requested to direct copies of the letter to CBSL governor, the Attorney General and the DIG heading the CID.

The letter states that a person named ‘Mahanuwara Kasun’ has handed over the aforementioned money to the CBSL and the CID through a one ‘Priyantha Boteju’ of the Rajagiriya area.

Meanwhile, it is also alleged that 3 OnmaxDT Directors including Saranga Randika Jayatissa have given a sum of Rs. 60 million to a son of a minister.

The letter also points out that Mr. Jayatissa is able to provide further details on ‘Priyantha Boteju’ while a certain Director of OnmaxDT has already left the country.

The letter also raises doubts as to why the Directors of OnmaxDT, (namely Kahandawa Arachchilahe Athula Indika Sampath, Sinhala Pedige Gayashan Abeyratne, Lenduwage Sampath Sandaruwan, Galabada Vidhana Arachchilage  Saranga Randika Jayatissa and Mallawa Appuhamilage Dhananjaya Jayan), are not arrested over charges of committing a fraud of Rs. 32,000 million.

MPs involved?

Meanwhile, speaking in Parliament today (20), State Minister of Tourism – Diana Gamage has stated that certain Parliamentarians are also embroiled in the OnmaxDT pyramid scam.

The state minister said that while relevant bank accounts with Rs. 3000 million have already been frozen, a staggering Rs. 30,000 million has been siphoned out of the country through this scam.

Noting that the investigations of the CID and the Attorney General’s Department have been slow, the State Minister said that OnmaxDT has collected Rs. 2,920 million from the public, even after being banned.

The aforementioned letter and a clip of the State Minister’s speech in Parliament are as follows : 

(Video : VoiceTube)

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This week’s Cabinet decisions

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A number of decisions have been taken at the Cabinet meeting held yesterday (June 24).

The decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers are as follows :

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GoSL pledges to support upcoming Bora Conference

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The Sri Lankan government has pledged full support for the Bora community’s upcoming spiritual conference and annual convention.

Senior Advisor to the President on National Security and Chief of Presidential Staff, Sagala Ratnayaka, directed officials to ensure the event’s success during a meeting at the Presidential Secretariat.

The conference will be held at the Bambalapitiya Bora Mosque and the Sri Lanka Convention and Exhibition Centre from July 07 – 16.

This event will coincide with the Bora community’s spiritual conference in Karachi, Pakistan, and is expected to attract around fifteen thousand participants from various countries, including India.

The meeting highlighted the need for necessary infrastructure and facilities, particularly at the airport, to accommodate the large influx of attendees.

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8,000 UDA flat dwellers to get title deeds

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Urban Development and Housing Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said yesterday that arrangements have been made to provide title deeds to 8,000 residents of the apartments owned by the Urban Development Authority (UDA) next month, under the Government’s programme to provide title deeds to dwellers in such apartments in Colombo.

In addition, the National Housing Development Authority (NHDA) has also planned to give 1,070 title deeds to dwellers living in apartments in Colombo.

He said that this programme will be implemented according to the pledge given by President Ranil Wickremesinghe in the last Budget that 50,000 Colombo flat owners will be given their title deeds.

According to the UDA, 14,559 units of the 22 housing complexes have been given to low-income people.

Accordingly, the granting of title deeds will be made focusing on UDA housing projects of Mihindu Senpura, Sirisara Garden, Methsara Garden, Lakmuthu Sewana, and Sirimuthu Garden under the first phase.

In addition, title deeds of Laksandha Sevana, Randiya Uyana, Lakmuthu Uyana, Muwadora Uyana, Siyapath Sevana, Puradora Sevana, Jayamaga Sevana, Mihijaya Sevana, Helamuthu Sevana, Laksetha Sevana and Lakhiru Sevana housing projects are to be given to its dwellers before the end of this year.

The NHDA will first issue the title deeds for the apartments that have been built in the Colombo Municipal Council areas.

Transferring of ownerships of these houses to dwellers has been delayed due to the problematic situation arising from certain related rules and regulations. The Minister emphasised that he has already discussed with the Attorney General and obtained the necessary advice in this regard.

Minister Ranatunga further stated that all Colombo flat owners will be given their title deeds before the end of this year.

After giving the deeds to the owners of these houses, it is expected to carry out maintenance and management of these houses by a joint management corporation which will be established with the representation of the resident population.

An amount of Rs. 2 billion has been allocated in the 2024 Budget for providing ‘Urumaya’ freehold deeds to all who are eligible to receive and confirm landownership in the next two months.

(dailynews.lk)

 (This story, originally published by dailynews.lk has not been edited by SLM staff)

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