ICIJ releases full investigation report on Nirupama Rajapaksa

mylanka58

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    The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has issued its full investigation report into the incident where former parliamentarian Nirupama Rajapaksa and her husband Thirukumar Nadesan being listed in the Pandora Papers for having hidden wealth stashed away in offshore companies.

    Full report:

    In early 2018, workers in a London warehouse carefully loaded an oil painting of Lakshmi, the Hindu deity of wealth, onto a van bound for Switzerland.

    The painting, by 19th-century Indian master Raja Ravi Varma, depicts the four-armed goddess clad in a red sari with gold ornaments and standing atop a lotus flower. It was one of 31 works of art, altogether worth nearly $1 million, that were being shipped to the Geneva Freeport in Switzerland. That vast, ultra-secure warehouse complex, larger than 20 soccer fields, stores among its many treasures what the BBC once called “the greatest art collection no one can see.”

    The owner of “Goddess Lakshmi,” and the artworks in transit with it, as recorded on the packing slip, was a Samoan-registered shell company with an unremarkable name, Pacific Commodities Ltd. But a cache of leaked documents from Asiaciti Trust, a Singapore-based financial services provider, indicates that a politically connected Sri Lankan, Thirukumar Nadesan, secretly controls the company and thus is the true owner of the 31 pieces of art. His wife, Nirupama Rajapaksa, is a former member of Sri Lanka’s Parliament and a scion of the powerful Rajapaksa clan, which has dominated the Indian Ocean island nation’s politics for decades.

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    shenat

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    warwickuni

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    what is the full report? There is no such release by the journalists which included lawyers with special knowledge about corruption investigations. The investigation power is with the law enforcement authorities(Police, or anti corruption agncies, Attorney General ) No such investigation has been done yet .
     
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    Brandy2020

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    Those awere early 90's money - Shehan Semasinghe

    I thought, it is OK because only found small amount.

    Nirupama is a Captian rank family member, where are the Generals 😂