Extortion rackets at fish market: Lion’s share of protection money went to politicians – Fisheries Minister
Fisheries and Aquatic Development Minister Rajitha Senaratne yesterday said the lion’s share of protection money collected by extortionists at the St John’s Fish Market in Colombo had gone to certain politicians.
The politicians had not taken action to eliminate extortion there because they were hobnobbing with extortionists, Dr. Senaratne told a press conference at Colombo Hilton yesterday.
Extortionists backed by some powerful politicians had tried to resume their operations at the Peliyagoda Fish Complex. They had been arrested thanks to prompt action by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and IGP Mahinda Balasuriya, Dr. Senaratne said.
At St. John’s market a powerful extortionist had employed several people to unload and cut fish while others extracted money from wholesalers. Those underworld elements had tried to resume their operations at the newly built Peliyagoda fish market. Following many complaints by fish traders, Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa had prohibited some politicians from visiting the market Minister Senaratne said.
But, as the situation took a turn for the worse, he had been compelled to inform Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa of the extortion rackets at Peliyagoda fish market and ask for action to rid the place of thugs and the latter had lost no time in ordering I.G.P. Mahinda Balasuriya to instruct DIG Anura Senanayaka to eliminate all extortion gangs as soon as possible, Dr. Senaratne said.The Minister said the government had planned to construct a special prison for convicted extortionists because the existing ones were already congested.
Minister Senaratne invited fish traders and consumers to come to the Peliyagoda fish market without fear because security had been beefed up.
Courtesy: The Island
Who is the powerful minister and other politicians who are behind this extortion racket? We want transparency. We want justice.
It is not good enough that these politicians are apprehended only to be pardoned by the President, and the whole dirty ugly bisiness swept under the carpet as before, due to shame on UPFA. If the President means business he should keep his promise to the nation by chucking these corrupt ministers and politicians out of UPFA, holding fresh elections to elect honest hardworking patriotic young MPs to represent the interest of the electorate and the country.
But ofcourse, the apprehended ministers and politicians and their private armies of thugs should be first charged, brought before the courts and found guilty. It is a long process. In the meantime would they be suspended, as is usually the case for ordinary citizens? Why is there one law for ordinary citizens and another law for politicians who commit awful crimes against the nation?
When is the President going to wake up and clean his house withg the dawn of this new spring, in the year of Sambuddhatvaya, for his Mahinda Chintanaya to be put in practice? The easiest course is to do nothing and let things drift. Would the President take the easiest course? Would he support his brothers Basil and Gotabhaya to springclean the UPFA house of these evil politicians who are a budren on the nation?
Already, MdeS has pleaded not guilty to being the powerful politician behind the extortion racket. Who then are these shadow figures who lead the extortion rackets with private armies of criminals? Where is your transparency Hon President? We want action and not mere words and soft soap.
Metena weradda Tiyenne Horunta Chande dena Minusun lagai.
I have an answer to your question.
The Vishwakeerthi will wake up today as the SL UN Rep, PK will be emailing a copy of the UNSG Panel Report(which was given to him yesterday) to Prez MR today.
Ominously, the report’s cover bears a photo of the scales of justice, prominently and in the background is an image of an electric chair adorning a kurakkan shawl.
FM, There is only one mahakotiya, VP. He is now setthapochchi. His ashes fed to the fishes. Diaspora kotiyas keep re-branding themselves with coined Sinhala names. We are not duped. We see through their masks.
Imperialist US and British pigs can wait till doomsday to invade SL under one pretext or another to grab potential oil resources of SL for themselves. I hope that the good Lord above destroy US and British satan’s power before long with their own nuclear weapons of mass destruction, through massive earthquakes in the Los Angeles – California belt and major natural disasters as in Japan today.
Kurakkansatakaya Tama Lankawata Samaya Genawe,nethiwa vp newe.
Your wish for natural destruction is toally “un-buddhistic”.
The report has arrived and the intial outburst from the Goebbelsian mouthpiece spews a ‘things not going too well’ image.
Will he wear the Kurakkan Satakaya in the chair?
UNSG panel advisary report does not disturb our Hon President nor the patriots of SL even an iota. It is diaspora LTTE ‘mahakotiyas’ who are dancing with joy because they manipulated UNSG, Clinton bitch and imperial West doers and shakers, with the LTTE diaspora money obtained through crime and extortion. The report is therefore highly biased and fit only for toilet use in SL.
What is eagerly awaited is our own report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Committee investigation which was deep and thorough probing all areas. The UNSG committee failed to appear before the LLRC despite an invitation to express their findings and views. Their report is not comprehensive as the LLRC report. It is biased on the side of the diaspora LTTE and imperialist West, through their manipulations of UNSG. His 3 person Advisary Committee was not acceptable to SL as they were already well known in SL for their pro-LTTE views.
Let the UNSG learn that SL is not Lybia. Our people are prepared to die for the Hon President were the imperial West ever try to attack our President and heroes of the Defence Services. The traitors RW, UNP and JVP are stooges of the imperial West they will manipulate to create riots in SL so that they can attack SL on the pretext of ‘protecting the civilians’. In Lybia they are siding with Al Qaeda rebel forces against the legitimate government of Lybia and its leader, our friend. The heavy bombardment of Lybia by the imperial West has destroyed the infra structure of Lybia and killed thousands of civilians. The imperial West propaganda of ‘liberating the civilians’ is totally false. They millions of Lybians are free under Ghadafi who is fighting Al Qaeda rebel forces in Lybia who are now being supported by CIA and imperial West as they did in Afghanistan against Russia. In Afghanistan the imperial dogs wanted control of the scarce Lithium resources needed for electronic batteries. In Lybia, Iraq and Iran the immperial West dogs want control of their crude oil. In SL the imperial West mad dogs want control of our stategic bases and our potential oil resources.
As the Islamists say, USA is the great satan. It is therefore right and proper to curse the great satan to be destroyed by huge natural disasters by 2012.
On one hand you are preaching to Nicholas to be “buddistic”, and on the other hand you are wishing someone to be on electric chair.
Now go to a mirror (if you have one) and ask yourself “am I un-buddhistic my self?”.
You have got my intentions wrong. I do not wish anyone to an electric chair.
I see the UNSG Panel’s report and the international community’s clamour for justice and independent intervention for upholding human rights as a turning point in the history of our nation.
Nationalism of all communities in our land has been ruthlessly suppressed by its rulers since 1948. There have been a number of nationalistic uprisings from the sinhala and tamil communities in this period. The rulers failed to recognise the uprisings as an expression of the aspirations of the people and treated the uprisings not as an expression of aspirations but as a threat to the existence and perpetuation of their own selves.
The electric chair is the symbol of the end to this approach.
F ‘Mahakotiya’, I would not be surprised if you are one and the same person who called himself Demala Chelvam. JS is probably another name he went under. You are actually a diaspora kotiya who keep metamorphising with coined Sinhala names. We see through your mask.
As I have said often, though the diaspora LTTE have eagerly awaited the UNSG panel report with baited breath and glee, as it is their report through their puppet UNSG, we are not in the least bit panic stricken. SL Government will have a field day tearing this diaspora LTTE UNSG Report to pieces. What else can we expect from the puppets of diaspora LTTE, manipulated by them, except a rag written and authored by them behind the scenes? It is good for toilet use in SL.
Who is this so called ‘International Community’? It is a phrase coined by the imperialist West to refer to themselves with a nuance of being the ‘world community of nations’. In fact, the imperialist dogs have now started to call themselves ‘world community’. The Freeworld of nations are not duped by such terminology of imperialist dogs.
It is crystal clear that the CIA spawned rebellions of a few Al Qaeda aligned chaotic groups whose actual name is ‘Lybian Islamic Fighting Group, have only one clear mandate, which is, to topple Ghaddafi at all costs, as the imperial West toppled Saddam Hussein in Iraq. As in Iraq, the imperial dogs aim is to control the oil stocks of Lybia, which is of better quality.
Language is twisted by bitches like Clinton and the mad dog Cameron in their boring propaganda for world consumption. They pretend the imperial West is on a pro-active mission of compassion on the side of the rebels to prevent ‘mass civilan deaths by Ghadaffi forces’. What crocodile tears! The imperial mad dogs of the West combined their military resources including NATO forces to unleash a barrage of cruise missiles and bunker busting bombs indiscriminately on Tripoli, the home town of Ghaddafi. At what costs? Thousands of innocent civilians in Triploi have died. The imperial West dogs laugh it off as ‘colateral damage’, which is another term they have coined to sanitise brutal destruction and mass killings of innocent civilians. They have done this in Vietnam, they are doing it in Iraq and Afghanistan, and they have now opened a new front in Lybia. They also plan to open even more fronts in Iran and Syria whose oil resources the imperial West wants to control for themselves for their future, using their massive military power. Without oil the imperial West economy will grind to a standstill.
The blatant double standards of the imperial West is utterly shameful! They support the imperialist monarchies of Saudi Arabia and Bharain against genuine uprisings of millions of citizens, who are fighting crimes against humanity perpetrated by these monarchies and regimes. These monarchies are pro-West, hence they have the political and military support of the imperial West against the mass uprisings of the millions of their citizens to topple the monarchies. What is shameful is the backflips of Obama who is a puppet of the Clinton bitch and hardliners of Washington. His reward is a second term in office as US president.
Kelaniye Inna Kappamdeschapaluwa Mardanayakaloth Kelaniyata hodak wevi.