Representations in the Public Interest

Representations in the Public

  • World Bank
  • Hilton Hotel Fraud
  • Perverse Tax Amnesty
  • Repeal of Tax Amnesty
  • Enforcement of Tax Amnesty Repeal
  • On Challenges to Appropriation Bills
  • On Appointment of Mr. K.N. Choksy P.C., as Minister of Finance
  • Failed Finance Companies
  • Purported Oil Hedging Deals
  • Impeachment of Chief Justice
  • Miscellaneous

World Bank

  • 18.12.2003 – Letter to Attorney General and Solicitor General re – Criminal prosecution against Mr. K.N. Choksy P.C., M.P., & Mr. R. Paskaralingam and Others Read More »
  • 23.12.2003 – Reply to Letter of 18.12.2003 for Attorney General re – Criminal prosecution against Mr. K.N. Choksy P.C., M.P., & Mr. R. Paskaralingam and Others Read More »
  • 18.2.2004 – Letter to Attorney General re – Criminal prosecution against Mr. K.N. Choksy P.C., M.P., & Mr. R. Paskaralingam and Others Read More »
  • 16.10.2006 – Reply from Mr. Karu Jayasuriya M.P. re – Criminal prosecution against Mr. K.N. Choksy P.C., M.P., & Mr. R. Paskaralingam and Others Read More »
  • 13.10.2006 – Letter to Mr. Karu Jayasuriya M.P. re – Criminal prosecution against Mr. K.N. Choksy P.C., M.P., & Mr. R. Paskaralingam and Others Read More »
  • 13.10.2006 – Letter to Inspector General of Police re – Criminal prosecution against Mr. K.N. Choksy P.C., M.P., & Mr. R. Paskaralingam and Others Read More »
  • 15.3.2007 – Letter from Secretary to the President to the Hon. Attorney General re – major fraud in the construction of the Colombo Hilton re -Complaints to the CID and seek Hon. Attorney General advise to what action the Government should take Read More »
  • 31.7.2007 –  Letter to His Excellency the President re – Hotel Developers (Lanka) PLC (HDL) Read More »
  • 14.8.2007 – Letter to Secretary to His Excellency the President re – Hotel Developers (Lanka) PLC (HDL) Read More »
  • 18.4.2008 – Letter to His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa enclosing copy of Letter same day to Deputy Inspector General of Police re – Criminal prosecution against Mr. K.N. Choksy P.C., M.P., & Mr. R. Paskaralingam and Others Read More »
  • 16.5.2008 – Letter to Attorney General re – Criminal prosecution against Mr. K.N. Choksy P.C., M.P., & Mr. R. Paskaralingam and Others Read More »
  • 22.6.2012 – Letter to President Mahinda Rajapaksa re – Hotel Developers (Lanka) PLC (HDL) Read More »

Hilton Hotel Fraud

  • 17.4.2003 – Letter to President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga re – Inland Revenue (Special Provisions) Bill  Read More »
  • 21.4.2003 – Letter to President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga re – Inland Revenue (Special Provisions) Bill Read More » 
  • 25.4.2003 – Letter to Minister of Defence re – Inland Revenue (Special Provisions) Bill – Immunity from Exchange Control investigation on movement of Foreign Funds, including Terrorist Funds Read More »
  • 30.4.2003 – Letter to Country Director, World Bank re – Violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1373 Read More »
  • 30.4.2003 – Letter to President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga re – Violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1373 Read More »
  • 13.5.2003 – Letter to Attorney General re – SC/SD Application No. 11/2003 and SC/FR Application No. 194/2003 Read More »
  • 19.5.2003 – Letter to Actg. Secretary to Her Excellency the President re – Inland Revenue (Special Provisions) Bill presented to Parliament on 31.1.2003 Read More »
  • 29.5.2003 – Letter to President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga re – Inland Revenue (Special Provisions) Bill  Read More »
  • 2.6.2003 – Letter to Prime Minister of the Republic of Sri Lanka re – code of conduct for Members of Parliament Read More »
  • 25.6.2003 – Letter to Prime Minister of the Republic of Sri Lanka re – Daily News report on 19.6.2003 under the Caption “Cabinet extends Tax Amnesty to Aug. 15” Read More »
  • 27.6.2003 – Letter to Chairman, “Code of Conduct” Committee re – Inland Revenue (Special Provisions) Bill Read More »
  • 30.6.2003 – Letter from Prime Minister’s Office forwarding Letter of 25.6.2005 to Secretary, Ministry of Finance to take necessary action Read More »
  • 29.7.2003 – Letter to President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga re – Inland Revenue (Special Provisions) Bill Challenge Read More »
  • 31.10.2003 – Memo to President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga re – Wirt Application on Inland Revenue (Special Provisions) Act No. 10 of 2003 Read More »
  • 1.4.2004 – Letter to Mr. K.N. Choksy re – Statement issued to the media on the Supreme Court Opinion on the Tax Amnesty Read More »
  • 6.4.2004 – Letter to President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga re – Misappropriation of public funds and defrauding public revenue causing extensive loss to the State Read More »
  • 19.5.2004 – Acknowledging receipt of Letter dated 6.4.2004 Read More »
  • 26.4.2004 – Note to P.B. Jayasundera, with copes to Hon. Minister of Finance and H.E. the President re – Tax Amnesty Read More »
  • 6.5.2004 – Further Note to P.B. Jayasundera, with copes to Hon. Minister of Finance and H.E. the President re – Tax Amnesty Read More »
  • 28.5.2004 – Note to Secretary, Ministry of Finance re – Tax Amnesty Read More »
  • 11.6.2004 – Note to Secretary, Ministry of Finance re – Perverse Tax Amnesty law of UNF Government and Role of Attorney General Read More »
  • 13.6.2004 – Note to Secretary, Ministry of Finance re – Tax Amnesty Court Cases Read More »

Perverse Tax Amnesty

  • 17.4.2003 – Letter to President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga re – Inland Revenue (Special Provisions) Bill  Read More »
  • 21.4.2003 – Letter to President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga re – Inland Revenue (Special Provisions) Bill  Read More »
  • 25.4.2003 – Letter to Minister of Defence re – Inland Revenue (Special Provisions) Bill – Immunity from Exchange Control investigation on movement of Foreign Funds, including Terrorist Funds Read More »
  • 30.4.2003 – Letter to Country Director, World Bank re – Violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1373 Read More »
  • 30.4.2003 – Letter to President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga re – Violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1373 Read More »
  • 13.5.2003 – Letter to Attorney General re – SC/SD Application No. 11/2003 and SC/FR Application No. 194/2003 Read More »
  • 19.5.2003 – Letter to Actg. Secretary to Her Excellency the President re – Inland Revenue (Special Provisions) Bill presented to Parliament on 31.1.2003 Read More »
  • 29.5.2003 – Letter to President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga re – Inland Revenue (Special Provisions) Bill Read More »  
  • 2.6.2003 – Letter to Prime Minister of the Republic of Sri Lanka re – code of conduct for Members of Parliament Read More »
  • 25.6.2003 – Letter to Prime Minister of the Republic of Sri Lanka re – Daily News report on 19.6.2003 under the Caption “Cabinet extends Tax Amnesty to Aug. 15” Read More »
  • 27.6.2003 – Letter to Chairman, “Code of Conduct” Committee re – Inland Revenue (Special Provisions) Bill Read More »
  • 30.6.2003 – Letter from Prime Minister’s Office forwarding Letter of 25.6.2005 to Secretary, Ministry of Finance to take necessary action Read More »
  • 29.7.2003 – Letter to President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga re – Inland Revenue (Special Provisions) Bill Challenge Read More »
  • 31.10.2003 – Memo to President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga re – Wirt Application on Inland Revenue (Special Provisions) Act No. 10 of 2003 Read More »
  • 1.4.2004 – Letter to Mr. K.N. Choksy re – Statement issued to the media on the Supreme Court Opinion on the Tax Amnesty Read More »
  • 6.4.2004 – Letter to President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga re – Misappropriation of public funds and defrauding public revenue causing extensive loss to the State Read More »
  • 19.5.2004 – Acknowledging receipt of Letter dated 6.4.2004 Read More »
  • 26.4.2004 – Note to P.B. Jayasundera, with copes to Hon. Minister of Finance and H.E. the President re – Tax Amnesty Read More »
  • 6.5.2004 – Further Note to P.B. Jayasundera, with copes to Hon. Minister of Finance and H.E. the President re – Tax Amnesty Read More »
  • 28.5.2004 – Note to Secretary, Ministry of Finance re – Tax Amnesty Read More »
  • 11.6.2004 – Note to Secretary, Ministry of Finance re – Perverse Tax Amnesty law of UNF Government and Role of Attorney General Read More »
  • 13.6.2004 – Note to Secretary, Ministry of Finance re – Tax Amnesty Court Cases Read More »

Perverse Tax Amnesty

  • 6.8.2004 – Memo to Legal Draftsman re – Inland Revenue (Special Provisions) Bills Read More »
  • 15.9.2004 – Note to H.E. the President re – Inland Revenue (Regulation of Amnesty) Bill Read More »
  • 30.9.2004 – Note to Secretary, Ministry of Finance re – Foreign assets declared under the ‘Tax Amnesty Act’ Read More »
  • 1.10.2004 – Letter from Secretary, Ministry of Finance to Controller of Exchange forwarding Note addressed to him on 30.9.2004 to take action re – Foreign Assets declared under the ‘Tax Amnesty Act’ Read More »
  • 11.10.2004 – Memo to Commissioner General of Inland Revenue re – Inland Revenue (Regulation of Amnesty) Law Read More »
  • 1.12.2004 – Note to Secretary to the Treasury re – Inland Revenue (Regulation of Amnesty) Act No. 10 of 2004 Read More »
  • 10.12.2004 – Letter to Commissioner General of Inland Revenue re – Enforcement of Inland Revenue (Regulation of Amnesty) Act No. 10 of 2004 Read More »

Enforcement of Tax Amnesty Repeal / Regulation

  • 14.12.2004 – Letter to Commissioner General of Inland Revenue re – Enforcement of Inland Revenue (Regulation of Amnesty) Act No. 10 of 2004 Read More »
  • 14.12.2004 – Letter to Attorney General re – Enforcement of Inland Revenue (Regulation of Amnesty) Act No. 10 of 2004 Read More »
  • 6.1.2005 – Letter to Commissioner General of Inland Revenue re – Foreign Assets declared under the ‘Tax Amnesty Act’ Read More »
  • 6.1.2005 – Letter to Commissioner General of Inland Revenue re – Enforcement of Inland Revenue (Regulation of Amnesty) Act No. 10 of 2004 Read More »
  • 17.5.2005 – Letter to Commissioner General of Inland Revenue re – Enforcement of Inland Revenue (Regulation of Amnesty) Act No. 10 of 2004 Read More »
  • 10.6.2005 – Letter to Commissioner General of Inland Revenue re – Enforcement of Inland Revenue (Regulation of Amnesty) Act No. 10 of 2004 Read More »
  • 1.7.2005 – Letter from Secretary to the Treasury to Commissioner General of Inland Revenue not responding to Letter dated 6.1.2005 re -Enforcement of Inland Revenue (Regulations of Amnesty) Act No. 10 of 2004 Read More »
  • 20.04.2006 – Letter with copy of Note forwarded to Secretary to the Treasury dated 19.4.2006 to Commissioner General of Inland Revenue, Director General Customs, Director General Excise, Controller of Imports & Exports, Controller of Exchange, Governor Central Bank, Chairman, Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption re – Consent Motion – CA Writ Application No. 1661/2003 Read More »
  • 25.5.2006 – Letter to Chairman, Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption enclosing copy of Letter to Mission Director USAID re – Consent Motion – CA Writ Application No. 1661/2003 Read More »
  • 29.8.2006 – Letter to Attorney General to the attention to Senior State Counsel re – Consent Motion – CA Writ Application No. 1661/2003 Read More »
  • 11.9.2007 – Letter to Hon. Attorney General to the attention to Senior State Counsel re – CA Writ Application No. 1661/2003 Read More »
  • 15.9.2007 – Letter to Minister of Trade, Marketing Development, Co-operatives & Consumer Affairs re – proposed cost reduction on essential food commodities by imposing certain Taxes Read More »
  • 30.10.2007 – Letter to Chairman, Public Accounts Committee re – Tax Administration & VAT Fraud Read More »
  • 17.12.2007 – E-mail to Senior State Counsel re – Consent Motion – CA Writ Application No. 1661/2003 Read More »
  • 25.1.2008 – Letter to Auditor General enclosing copy of E-mails dated 21.12.2007 and 11.1.2008 sent to the Secretary to the President re -Consent Motion – CA Writ Application No. 1661/2003 and other matters Read More »
  • 26.3.2008 – E-mail to Senior State Counsel re – Consent Motion – CA Writ Application No. 1661/2003 Read More »
  • 2.4.2008 – Letter to Attorney General to the attention to Senior State Counsel re – CA Writ Application No. 1661/2003 Read More »
  • 4.6.2008 – Letter to Secretary VAT Commission re – VAT Fraud Read More »
  • 24.7.2008 – Letter to Hon. Attorney General to the attention to Senior State Counsel re – CA Writ Application No. 1661/2003 Read More »
  • 19.3.2009 – Letter to Letter to Hon. Attorney General to the attention to Senior State Counsel re – CA Writ Application No. 1661/2003 Read More »
  • 12.8.2009 – E-mail to Gotabaya Rajapaksa re – Infamous Tax Amnesty of 2003 Read More »
  • 11.2.2011 – Letter to Hon. Attorney General to the attention to Senior State Counsel re – CA Writ Application No. 1661/2003 Read More »
  • 15.3.2012 – Letter to Hon. Attorney General to the attention to Senior State Counsel re – CA Writ Application No. 1661/2003 Read More »

On Challenges to Appropriation Bills

  • 22.10.2007 – Letter to Auditor General re – Appropriation Bill for Year 2008, Annual Report 2006 and Financial Statement for Year 2006 Read More »
  • 22.10.2007 – Letter to Addl. Solicitor General re – SC/SD No. 7/2007 – Appropriation Bill for Year 2008 Read More » 
  • 15.11.2007 – Letter to Dr. P.B. Jayasundera re – Supreme Court Determination on the Appropriation Bill Annual Report 2006 Read More »
  • 9.5.2008 – Letter to Auditor General re – Supreme Court Determination on the Appropriation Bill Annual Report 2006 Read More »
  • 29.5.2008 – Letter to Auditor General re – Supreme Court Determination on the Appropriation Bill Annual Report 2006 Read More »
  • 19.9.2008 – Letter to Auditor General re – Supreme Court Determination on the Appropriation Bill Annual Report 2006 Read More »
  • 10.11.2008 – Letter to the Speaker of Parliament re – Appropriation Bill 2008 Read More »
  • 13.11.2008 – Letter to the Speaker of Parliament re – Appropriation Bill 2008 Read More »

On Appointment of Mr. K.N. Choksy P.C., as Minister of Finance

  • 25.9.2002 – Reply to Letter dated 10.9.2002 from President, World Bank Read More »
  • 10.9.2002 – Letter to President, World Bank re – Appointment of Mr. K.N. Choksy P.C., as Minister of Finance Read More »
  • 17.12.2001 – Letter to President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga re – Appointment of Mr. K.N. Choksy P.C., as Minister of Finance and Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry 1995 re – HDL Read More »
  • 17.1.2002 – Letter to President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga re – appointment of Mr. K.N. Choksy P.C., as Minister of Finance and Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry 1995 re – HDL Read More »
  • 23.8.2002 – Letter to Mr. K.N. Choksy P.C., M.P. re – His appointment as Minister of Finance Read More »
  • 23.8.2002 – Letter to President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga re – Appointment of Mr. K.N. Choksy P.C., as Minister of Finance Read More »
  • 4.5.2007 – Letter to Leader, United National Party re – Appointment of Mr. K.N. Choksy P.C., as Minister of Finance Read More »
  • 31.8.2007 – Letter to Leader of the Opposition & Leader of UNP re – US $ 500 Mn., Bond issue by the Government Read More »

Failed Finance Companies

  • 1.9.2007 – Letter to Chairman, COPE re – Action on COPE Reports of January 2007 & August 2007  Read More »
  • 7.9.2007 – Letter to Hon. Speaker of Parliament re – COPE Report of January 2007 Read More »
  • 1.11.2007 – Letter to Auditor General re – Financial Statements for the Year Ended 31st December 2006 Read More »
  • 22.11.2007 – Acknowledging receipt of Letter dated 1.11.2007 to Auditor General re – Financial Statements for the Year Ended 31st December 2006 Read More »
  • 7.5.2008 – Letter to Secretary, Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate into matters relating to Failed Finance Companies Read More »
  • 14.5.2008 – Letter to Secretary, Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate into matters relating to Failed Finance Companies Read More »

Purported Oil Hedging Deals

  • 24.6.2010 – Letter to Attorney General, Mr. Mohan Peiris P.C. re – Oil Hedging Deals Read More »
  • 5.11.2012 – Letter to Attorney General, Mr. Palitha Fernando P.C. re – Oil Hedging Deals Read More » 
  • 12.5.2014 – Letter to Auditor General re – Oil Hedging Deals Read More »
  • 7.8.2014 – Letter to Chairman COPE and Attorney General, Mr. Palitha Fernando P.C. re – Oil Hedging Deals Read More »
  • 27.8.2014 –  Reply Letter from Actg. Secretary COPE re – Letter dated 7.8.2014 has been referred to the Auditor General calling for his observations Read More »
  • 1.9.2014 – Letter to Chairman COPE re – Oil Hedging Deals Read More »
  • 27.7.2015 – Letter to Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka from Nihal Sri Ameresekere re – Hedging Deal Read More »
  • 12.2.2016 – Letters to Mr. Ravindra Waidyalankara, Senior Deputy Inspector of Police, FCID + Attorney General  + Minister of Petroleum Industries  re – Purported Oil Hedging Deals Investigations Read More »

Impeachment of Chief Justice

  • 5.11.2012 – Letter to Leader of the Opposition re – Expropriation Bill Read More »
  • 10.11.2012 – Letter to Mr. K.N. Choksy P.C. re – impeachment of Chief Justice Read More » 
  • 5.12.2012 – Letter to Speaker of Parliament submitting Affidavit to be forwarded to the Parliamentary Select Committee re – impeachment of Chief Justice Read More »
  • 11.12.2012 – Letter to Attorney General, Mr. Palitha Fernando P.C. re – Expropriation Bill Read More »
  • 4.1.2013 – Letter to Speaker of Parliament re – impeachment of Chief Justice Read More »
  • 5.1.2013 – Letter to Speaker of Parliament re – impeachment of Chief Justice Read More »

Miscellaneous

  • 1.4.2003 – Memo to President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga re – Draft Constitution of August 2000 Read More »
  • 24.8.2006 – Letter to Secretary, Ministry of Finance & Secretary to the Treasury re – Special Audit Report submitted to Parliament by the Auditor General in July 2006 mismanagement of the finances of the country. Read More »
  • 16.10.2006 – Letter to President Mahinda Rajapaksa re – proposed settlement with LIOC Read More »
  • 8.1.2007 – Letter to Hon. Karu Jayasuriya M.P., re – Sale of 90% Shares of Lanka Marine Services (Pvt) Ltd. (LMSL) to John Keells Holdings Ltd. Read More » 
  • 9.1.2007 – Letter to President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga forwarding Letter dated 24.8.2004 addressed to Secretary, Ministry of Finance & Secretary to the Treasury re – mismanagement of the finances of the country Read More »
  • 9.1.2007 – Letter to President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga re – Sale of 90% Shares of Lanka Marine Services (Pvt) Ltd. (LMSL) to John Keells Holdings Ltd. Read More »
  • 17.1.2007 – Acknowledged the receipt of Letter dated 8.1.2007 re – LMSL from Hon. Karu Jayasuriya M.P. Read More »
  • 24.1.2007 – Letter to Hon. Karu Jayasuriya M.P., re – Sale of 90% Shares of Lanka Marine Services (Pvt) Ltd. (LMSL) to John Keells Holdings Ltd. Read More » 
  • 7.2.2007 – Letter to President Mahinda Rajapaksa forwarding copy of Letter dated 2.2.2007 addressed to Vice President for South Asia, World Bank re – Sri Lanka Development Forum 2007 Read More »
  • 20.2.2007 – Letter to Secretary, Ministry of Finance & Secretary to the Treasury re – Special Audit Report submitted to Parliament by the Auditor General in July 2006 Read More »
  • 17.9.2008 – Letter to Minister of Agriculture with E-mails to Secretary to the President dated 14.8.2008 and 16.10.2007 re – mismanagement of public funds Read More »
  • 5.12.2009 – E-mail to Secretary to the President and his replies dated 5.12.2009 and 8.12.2009 re – Government Financial Transactions Read More »
  • 10.8.2012 – Letter to Secretary to the President re – Securities & Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka Read More »
  • 12.5.2014 – Letter to President, Bar Association re – inaction on inquiries on complaint against Professionals Read More » 
  • 6.10.2014 – Letter to Actg. Commissioner General Inland Revenue re – functions of Department Read More »
  • 6.2.2014 – Letter to Ajith Nivard Cabraal, Governor, Central Bank re – repetitive debacles of Finance Companies. Read More »
  • 24.4.2015 – Letter from Hon. Karu Jayasuriya re – combatting fraud and corruption Read More »
  • 5.5.2015 – Letter to Hon. Karu Jayasuriya re – combatting fraud and corruption Read More » 
  • 15.6.2015 – Letter + attachments to Hon. Karu Jayasuriya + E-mail of 30.4.2015 to Arjuna Herath, President ICASL & Asite Talwatte, Senior Partner, Ernst & Young re – conduct of professional Accountants and Auditors Read More »
  • 20.3.2015 – Article, Letter + Charts to Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe re – Stock Market Read More » 
  • 15.5.2015 – Letter to Mr. Thilak Karunaratne, Chairman, Securities & Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka re – Stock Market Read More »
  • 15.6.2015 – Letter to Mr. Thilak Karunaratne, Chairman, Securities & Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka re – Stock Market Read More »
  • 5.5.2015 – Letter to Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka from Nihal Sri Ameresekere re – UN Convention Against Corruption Read More »
  • 26.11.2015 – E-mail Letter to Ms. Samantha Power, US Ambassador to the United States from Nihal Sri Ameresekere Read More » 
  • 22.10.2015 – Letter to Mr. Arjuna Mahendran, Governor, Central Bank re – Supreme Court Special Determinations made in August 2003 to Debt Recovery (Special Provisions) Act No. 2 of 1990 & Recovery of Loans by Banks (Special Provisions) Act No. 4 of 1990 Read More »
  • 7.12.2015 – Reply Letter to Chairman SEC for his Letter dated 27.11.2015 re -Hotel Developers (Lanka) PLC (HDL) Read More »
  • 27.11.2015 – Letter to Auditor General re – Hotel Developers (Lanka) PLC (HDL) Read More »
  • Letter to Mr. Todd Schneider, Mission Chief for Sri Lanka, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Read More »
  • 7.4.2015 / 9.4.2015 / 23.7.2015 –  Letters to Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister re – Public Contract Act No. 3 of 1987 Read More »