The Sunday Leader

Millions Busted On Rajapaksa Museum

by Easwaran Rutnam

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been accused of busting millions of rupees to construct a museum at Medamulana in memory of his father, the late politician D. A. Rajapaksa. Documents presented to Parliament last week by Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera revealed that the D. A. Rajapaksa Museum and memorial statue was constructed at a cost of Rs. 62.07 million using public funds.

It was also revealed that the Navy was paid Rs. 25 million to construct the museum by the former government.

The construction of a waterfall and fish tank had cost an additional Rs. 0.8 million, according to the documents presented to Parliament.

Stones, including block rock stones, were also obtained from the Urban Development Authority (UDA) for the construction work but were not paid for.

The D. A. Rajapaksa Museum was declared open on November 6 last year and it comprises of a collection of items used by both the late D. A. Rajapaksa and his wife. A collection of rare photographs of the late D. A. Rajapaksa and his family could be seen at the museum. The repository consists of valuable documents, portrayals and personal belongings relating to Medamulana Maha Ruka. Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera meanwhile told Parliament last week that investigations into offshore accounts of Rajapaksa are underway in the UK, Ukraine, Virgin Islands, Seychelles, Dubai and Singapore. Over 25 investigations are underway related to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa or his family members.

The Foreign Minister said that Rajapaksa and his family are also being investigated for money stored in offshore bank accounts. He says the investigations will however take time as there are barricades when attempting to access foreign bank accounts.

Samaraweera said that Sri Lanka needs to have discussions with the relevant foreign governments to gain access to the bank accounts and that process will take time.

He said that overall there are 725 investigations being conducted into members and officials from the former government.

14 Comments for “Millions Busted On Rajapaksa Museum”

  1. Lima

    THE PUBLIC IN SRI LANKA IS WAITING TO SEE THE ROBBER / MURDER FAMILY OF YESTERYEAR TO BE DRIVEN TOWARDS THE GALLOWS OR STONED TO DEATH. CANNOT LIST OUT THE CRIMES , MURDERS , ROBBERY COMMITTED , IT WILL GO TO MILLIONS OF PAGES. THE MORE THIS FAMILY LIVE ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH THE MORE DANGEROOUS TO SRI LANKA. THE FAMILY INCLUDES THEIR BROTHERS AND THEIR OFF SPRINGS TOO

    • Suren

      No end to the corruption list. There is no way MR can use public funds to build a Museum in memory of his father! It looks that , now & then buffaloes have ruled us.

      • Rate-Rala

        It’s not buffalos ruled us. It’s us buffalos got screwed by shrewd politicos.

    • Lakshman Perera

      But they are indeed safer forever and now than you and me, which is the greatest tragedy than the public money wasted!

  2. TONY

    SEARCH THE BUNKERS

  3. Ikarus

    The law is that the ACCUSED IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. So these are only accusations and each and every word needs to be proved beyond any doubt in a court of law. During the regime of British in India they accused Mathma Gandhi asnd his associates million times, but later dropped all accusations because they coulf not prove any beyon any doubt. So it is better to wait before JUMPING THE GUN. May be this REVANGE centered GONPALALAKAYA AND THE ASSOCIATES WILL bring some PAID EVIDENCE. Sri Lanka is a country full of CORRUPTION since 1948. So this story is not new, Rajithaya sold CORRUGATED ROOFING MATERIALS donated by Foreign countries to be distributed among the vitims of Tsunami, to dealers. Once minister of health imported CONTAMINATED INJECTIONS from INDIA etc., The latest is a brother of SIRISENA who got killed by the rightfull husband of the woman, because he was troubling that woman. Additionally, he was the same man who was digging RIVER SAND ILLEGALLY and selling it. Even Sria did not attend his brothers funeral eventhoug he was in the country after his visit to China..

    • Suren

      The parliament then and now is a “SOUP” of classy rotter’s & the blame goes to the voter. Every thing they do is to feather their own nest & never ever for the peoples benefit. This government will not run two years. Again the same lot will be voted by the silly people.

  4. Earlier Rajapakse family were living on ” KURAKKAN ” as their staple food which was more common among the residents of Hambantota, they were poor farmers Rajapakse family were the same. If any one born with wealth , they will not be greedy for money, here these lot were so greedy for money which in turn will give power also, regardless of the suffering they plundered the wealth of the country. Thank God their rule ended , if not Sri Lankans will be beggers on the roads but who has money to give the beggers ???????????????

    • KK

      You idiots are only talking about the robberies of Rajapakse family so far nothing could find, Lambogini, Golden horse , golden palace, golden swords, Billions of dollars in foreign banks, This homo Mangala and his henchman like you propagating rubbish, one day you all have to pay for this

    • How nice if they had constructed this museum without using public funds? Isn’t it an insult to Hon.D.A.R.?

  5. david strange

    Maybe it was designed to eventually house the “Mahinda artifacts?

    • kumara

      Ikarus,we know that you have sft corner for this dirty Murderous Paraya by the name of Mahendra rajapakse,who is a double murderer, follow up the Mulkirigala bye election where he shot two innocent witnesses where even sirisena the current president was present,he heard the shots and he knows it was commited by Mahaendra Rajapakse about 15/20 years ago,he escaped because The current eligious Ministre lies to the Court and the Judge stating that the shot came from the top of a tree,a blaten lie that John Amarathunga said
      by know he would be 8 feet under ground and turned to dust,if not for John amarathunga
      and now he has plundered the country’s wealth with the rest of the corrupt ministers and poor Sinhalese Buddhist men and women believe this Bastard what ever he says,we know the sinhalse does not have a an average IQ
      so he plays them up ,what a paraya this man is and he happens to be your hero
      amazing

  6. sri

    ALL too revealing and an assault on human intelligence! Is this really Paradise or Paradise Lost?

  7. Lima & Kumara what about present PM who torcherd young boys in Batalanda????? is he not murderer?????
    What about treashary bill robbbery??????? Is that your hero

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