Bribery Commission files case against ex-Minister Johnston Fernando

Johnston FernandoThe Bribery Commission today filed a case against the former Minister of Cooperatives and Internal Trade, Johnston Fernando.

The case was filed over allegations he was responsible for Rs. 40.1 million in losses to the Government when he was the Minister of Cooperatives. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Why is the government NOT probing the corruption charges of this Muslim minister who amazed wealth during the Mahinda Rajapaksa government before January 8th., 2015 and is now holding important ministerial post in the Maithripala Sirisena – Ranil Wickremasinghe “Yahapalana” government. Corruption charges have also been reported against this Muslim minister even in the present ”Yahapalana” government.
    Is it true that this Muslim Minister is on Maithripala camp in the “Yahapalana” government. We see the internet news that a “henchaiya” of Mahinda Rajapaksa – Dr. Palitha Kohana, former Sri Lanka Representative to the UN now facilitating big mineral deals for this highly operative Minister who it is rumoured was a very close associate and a partner in all the corruption rackets conducted by a Rajapaksa minister before January 8th., 2015. It is a talking point in the mineral sands export business that the Mineral Sands Corporation in Pulmoddai is drenched with corruption via a BOI company owned by another Muslim businessman dealing in vehicle imports and specializing in the purchase of “Duty Free” vehicle, import permits from government and Joint Opposition members of parliament. This company is situated in Havelock Road, Colombo and seems to be called Roda Lanka Ltd. This company, it is rumoured, with the help of this Minister is dominating the purchasing of all the mineral sands that are put on tender for sale by the Mineral Sands Corporation since 2010 through various nefarious corrupt dealings. HE. Maithripala Sirisena has to set in motion probes/inquiries against this Muslim minister at the earliest. Deceptive politicians have disgraced the former government and will now do the same with the present government too. Like murder will be out one day, all corruption of these mega deals as stated by Minister Champika Ranawaka will definitely come out to light, but has to be probed by HE. Maithripala Sirisena before it is too late.


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