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Manju Nishshanka’s uncle “Morris” a member of LTTE diaspora

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“Morris”, the uncle of Manju Nisshanka who is an activist of the group that released the video of Nathasha Edirisooriya, is a member of the LTTE diaspora, Balangoda Kassapa Thera alleged.

Edirisooriya is currently in remand prison for allegedly making a controversial statement.

Addressing a press conference, Kassapa Thera said not only Edirisooriya, but also others behind the incident should be arrested.

“Who is Manju Nishshanka? What is his relationship with Nalaka Godahewa? How Manju’s uncle sends money from the US? They are related to the LTTE diaspora. His uncle ‘Morris’ sends millions of rupees from the diaspora. Once, Manju has offered Mr. Anura Kumara to spend even three billion rupees. We respect his decision not to bow down at that time. The LTTE diaspora and ‘Born Again’ gang are behind this. The CID should conduct a proper investigation and arrest them.”

Natasha’s script by the USA – Wimal Weerawansa

Meanwhile, MP Wimal Weerawansa said that Natasha Edirisooriya has been employed in a project of the US State Department as well as USAID, and that she had been carefully groomed to insult Buddhism.

He expressed this in response to the questions asked by the journalists after attending the party leaders meeting of the Supreme Lanka Coalition at the Communist Party headquarters in Borella.

Question: Who is behind plans to insult Buddhism? the government or international forces?

Answer: Natasha has worked on a project for the US Department of State. In addition, she has worked for USAID. They are the ones who say “Suddhodana’s lad” and insult Buddhism. They are being properly groomed, built and scripted. This is not an innocent operation.”

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Tourists nowadays aren’t fools – Diana

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State Minister of Tourism Diana Gamage has warned that stern action will be taken promptly against those who are hostile to tourists visiting Sri Lanka.

She was responding to the media over the recent incident where a vendor had been hostile to a tourist over an overpriced Kottu.

Noting that tourists nowadays are not idiots and cannot be fooled, the State Minister urged such persons to refrain from such behaviour without harming the reputation of Sri Lanka as a hospitable, friendly tourist destination as well the livelihood of other such fellow businessmen as well.

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Complaint lodged over Piumi Hansamali’s possession of Gota’s Range Rover

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Mage Rata organization president Sanjaya Mahawatta today, lodged a complaint with the Illegal Assets Investigations Division, calling for an inquiry into model Piumi Hansamali using the Range Rover vehicle previously used  by former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

“It is clear that an election is near and politicians tend to inject all their saved black money into the upcoming election campaigns and it has become a good time for the people who engage with money laundering activities. 

“Accordingly, we have some doubts on how Piumi Hansamal managed to get the Range Rover vehicle (CBH 1949) which was used by former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

“The question arises whether the Range Rover vehicle was given to the former president or if Gotabaya has given it to Piyumi,” said Mahawatta and further alleged that the model currently resides in a super luxury apartment, owns other properties and leads an exceedingly luxurious lifestyle.

Therefore, there are suspicions that Piumi Hansamali is being utilized for money laundering activities involving politicians’ black money, he charged.

“Therefore, we have lodged a complaint with the Illegal Assets Investigations Division. The initial complaint pertains to the Range Rover vehicle previously associated with former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and its transfer to Piumi Hansamali. This vehicle is estimated to be worth Rs. 100 million. Questions arise regarding how the vehicle came into Piumi Hansamali’s possession, the reasons behind its transfer and how she could afford such a valuable asset while primarily engaged in selling cosmetics. Additionally, it is noted that Piumi Hansamali’s has not made any television appearances lately.

“I personally know several individuals who rely on selling cosmetics for their livelihoods. But they struggle to cover their daily expenses with their modest incomes. However, Piumi Hansamali reportedly spends lakhs of rupees daily and leads a lavish lifestyle. 

“The Mage Rata organization is vigilant over the extravagant spending of politicians during election campaigns and their potential involvement in money laundering activities,” he stated.

“Hence, we anticipate an immediate investigation into this complaint,” he added.

(dailymirror.lk)

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

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SL hopes to continue discussion with bondholders

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State Finance Minister Shehan Semasinghe has said today (April 17) that Sri Lanka hopes to continue discussion with the bondholders with a view to reaching common ground ahead of the IMF board consideration of the second review of Sri Lanka’s EFF program.

Sri Lankan authorities continue to engage all debt restructuring negotiations in good faith, within principles of equitable treatment among creditors, and with maximum transparency within the norms of such negotiations, he has said.

The full statement of the State Minister is as follows :

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