The crooked General
By Frederica Jansz
Irrefutable evidence has finally surfaced
of the ill begotten wealth of former Deputy Defence Minister,
Anuruddha Ratwatte. The chief suspect in a conspiracy to massacre 10
Muslim youth last December, Ratwatte this time figures in a financial
scandal that may well be his final calling card.
Acting on a tip-off last Wednesday, August
28, sleuths from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) raided
the private vaults of Ratwatte, his wife Ramani and her son, Shivan
Kanageeswaran. Shivan is Ramani's son from her first marriage.
A haul of Rs. 43 million was counted by
way of certificates of deposits. Stashed away in a private bank, the
monetary haul is by no way ill begotten because it amounts to Rs. 43
million, but because, Anuruddha Ratwatte has not declared how this
money was obtained. Initially, 31.7 million was discovered and later
on Friday another Rs. 11.6 million counted.