5th October,  2003, Volume 10, Issue12

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Playing politics with the Bribery Comm.

Inside Politics

By Suranimala

The Permanent Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption is once again in the eye of a storm with evidence emerging that President Chandrika Kumaratunga could be acting in collusion with the bribery commissioners to manipulate the workings of the commission.

The bribery commission has from its very inception in 1994 being toyed with by the President and used as a political tool to settle scores with political adversaries and help others who were supportive of her.

The commission went through many upheavals during the PA regime and was even crippled by the President with the transfer of all investigating officers when the net was closing in on several ministers and top officials of the then governments.

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News

Old habits die hard. The three service commanders and the police chief stood to attention to say hello to former Deputy Defence Minister, Anuruddha Ratwatte at the S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike death anniversary commemoration at Horagolla on September 26. The President was not present at the commemoration

Net closes in on Thilanga

By Frederica Jansz

Damning evidence further incriminating Chairman, Sri Lanka Telecom and President, Sri Lanka Cricket, Thilanga Sumathipala surfaced this week proving that Sumathipala used the finances of the cricket board in 1999 to send underworld leader Dhammika Amarasinghe to the UK.

Sumathipala not only used the cricket board funds but also connived with Dhammika to use a forged passport to travel to England to witness the ICC World Cup cricket matches in 1999 as a delegate of the BCCSL (Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka).

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Spotlight

Damning new evidence against Thilanga Sumathipala

 By Frederica Jansz

 Indisputable evidence has now surfaced in the case against President, Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka (BCCSL) and Chairman, Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), Thilanga Sumathipala not only corroborating underworld figure Bada Mahinda’s confession but also establishing without any shadow of a doubt Sumathipala’s links to underworld leader Dhammika Amarasinghe.

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