220kg of Gold from the North, missing

220kg of Gold from the North, missing

Written by Staff Writer

06 Jul, 2018 | 2:03 am

COLOMBO (News 1st) – Minister Field Marsha Sarath Fonseka commented on Gold that was recovered by the Army during the end of the conflict in 2009.

Replying to a question posed by a journalist about what happened to a container filled with gold and cash that was brought to temple trees, the Minister replied saying that they must have been moved the gold to temple trees after he had retired as a Commander of the Army.

He further stated that during his time that they had seized around 220 Kilograms of Gold and that they had handed it over to the Vavuniya Police and provided documentation to take the required legal steps.

“Whatever step followed should have been done by the Ministry of Defence. Now they have failed to say what happened and are remaining silent. Therefore I have my suspicions as well” continued the Minister.

 

 

What happened to Gold discovered in the North during the war ?

Minister Field Marsha Sarath Fonseka commented at an evening in Kelaniya today.

Question :

“… You were the Army Commander.You brought an end to the war. We were informed at the time , that following the war a container filled with gold and cash was brought to Temple Trees. What happened to the Gold ? …”

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Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka
Sustainable Development,Wildlife & Regional Development

“… They must have been moved to Temple Trees after I retired as Commander of the Army.During my time we seized around 220 Kilograms of Gold. We handed over them to the Vavuniya Police and provided documentation to take the required legal steps. What ever step followed should have been done by the Ministry of Defence. Now they have failed to say what happened and are remaining silent. Therefore I have my suspicions as well …”

 


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