Thirukumar Nadesan insists he is innocent

Businessman Thirukumar Nadesan, the husband of Former Deputy Minister Nirupama Rajapaksa, today denied the allegations raised in the Pandora Papers and insisted that he and his wife are innocent.

In a letter to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Nadesan said that his name and that of his wife have been referred to as having various accounts/assets, off-shore.

Nadesan requested the President to appoint an independent investigator (preferably a retired appellate Judge) to investigate the allegations without delay so that his name and that of his wife would be cleared.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has already instructed the Bribery Commission to investigate the allegations in the Pandora Papers.

Media Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said that the President instructed the Bribery Commission today to submit a report in a month.

The Media Minister said that the matter was also discussed at the Cabinet meeting yesterday.

In the Pandora Papers, confidential documents, obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, revealed that as the country was ravaged by a bloody, decades-long civil war, Nirupama Rajapaksa and her husband Thirukumar Nadesan set up anonymous offshore trusts and shell companies to acquire artwork and luxury apartments and to store cash, securities and other assets in secret.

Pandora Papers revealed that the couple was able to amass and hide their fortune in secrecy jurisdictions with the assistance of financial services providers, lawyers and other whitecollar professionals who asked few questions about the source of their wealth – even after Nadesan became a target of a well-publicised corruption investigation by Sri Lankan authorities. (Colombo Gazette)

5 COMMENTS

  1. On YouTube you can watch Thirukumar Nadesan getting hammered in India next you will see the 6.9 million voters hammering him on YouTube In Sri Lanka.

    This time around the voters are angry and feel betrayed by the monks and everyone who fooled them into voting to protect a bunch of greedy, corrupt criminals by cooking up lies about national security.

    • What was the alternative Jagath ? Should we have kept the same corrupt UNP scum in parliament ? Even though the current low life scum have raped and pillaged the country, at least they have made some tangible progress despite the economic effects of Covid.

  2. Have a look at the grinning buffoons behind him. Nobody in the country has any sense of shame or disgrace about their conduct. When people live in the gutter, they become part of the gutter.

    The only way to transform the country is to send everyone overseas so they can experience a first world standard of life and bring those ideals back home. The current corrupt system of governance flourishes because the majority of citizens lack sophistication, and quite simply; ‘know no better’.

  3. Nobody can change South Asia, these fools even killed Gandhi to have their way. However, their fall is inevitable. Your foolishness and ignorance will reward you accordigly. In the 20th century, India was broken into a few countries. In the 21st century, India will be broken into a few countries.

    If you are a leader in South Asia, corruption has to be in your blood. This is the first criteria to be a politician in South Asia. This is how it should work according to the western powers. Otherwise, billions of Asians will beat the westerners who are only in millions.

    ‘Corruption is similar to terrorism. Terrorism destroys you instantly, but corruption destroys you slowly.’ This is why western powers love terrorism or corruption in developing countries. South Asia has no chance to come up because it has both forms, terrorism, and corruption.

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