Written by Tharushan Fernando
20 Feb, 2016 | 11:14 pm
Deputy Minister of Social Empowerment and Welfare Ranjan Ramanayake contacted former royal astrologer, Sumanadasa Abeygunawardena, via phone and allowed the media to listen in to the conversation
A branch was opened in Tissamaharama with the arrival of Mahinda Rajapaksa, stated Sumanadasa Abeygunawardena, opening the dialogue between him and the deputy minster
“You are not aware of the money in the Lankaputhra Bank?” questioned the Deputy Minister of Social Empowerment and Welfare,Ranjan Ramanayake who added that on various transactions, an individual named D.D. Upul had obtained 76 million rupees from that.And many persons from Hambantota have obtained 50 to 60 million from Galle while Salinda had also obtained 50 Million in that manner.
“I know” said Sumanadasa Abeygunawardena stating that during the latter stage there was a chairperson who came from Bank of Ceylon and this person “didn’t like working here because they had to make provisions according to the orders from above”.
The deputy minster charged that “they gave loans worth 67 millions rupees to those who worked as astrologers to the former president”.
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