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WikiLeaks: Tiran Alles Filmed LTTE-Rajapaksa Pre-Election Deal

By Colombo Telegraph –

“A UNP source told Pol Chief that Tiran Alles had executed an affidavit detailing Basil Rajapaksa, Jayasundera and Weeratunga’s involvement in the arrangements with Emil Kanthan, a prominent Tamil businessman and suspected LTTE intelligence officer, some time ago. Alles has deposited the original in a secure place accessible to his attorney. Further, Alles had recorded at least one of the meetings between Kanthan and Rajapaksa’s election team (Basil Rajapaksa, Jayasundera and Weeratunga ) with his mobile phone’s video camera. (Note: at least one of the meetings reportedly took place in Alles’ office.)” the US Embassy Colombo informed Washington.

Rajapaksa, Mangala and Tiran

The Colombo Telegraph found the related leaked cable from the WikiLeaks database. The cable was written on June  14, 2007 by the US Ambassador to Colombo, Robert O. Blake.

The Ambassador wrote “According to the source, Alles also kept a copy of the video in a secure location. Several Embassy contacts report having seen at least parts of the video.”

“On June 13, Alles was released on one million rupees bail (roughly 90,000 U.S. dollars) under stringent conditions that include a weekly check-in with the TID. While Alles and his family members were in court for his bail hearing, his house was reportedly ransacked. The burglars seemed to pay special attention to Alles’ home office. Alles’ close friend, former Port Development Minister Sripathi Sooriyarachchi, was quoted in the Daily Mirror alleging that the video disk was taken. In addition to the video, Alles stated that one million rupees was taken from his house. Despite this, Sooriyarachchi added that Alles has “important things to disclose, which will be done in the near future,” implying that Alles may have other copies of the video. Blake further wrote.

Below we give the relevant part of the confidential cable;

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RUEHBS/USEU BRUSSELS PRIORITY
RUEHLMC/MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION PRIORITY
S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 03 COLOMBO 000844 

SIPDIS 

SIPDIS 

DEPARTMENT FOR SCA/INS
MCC FOR D NASSIRY AND E BURKE 

E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/14/2017
TAGS: PGOV PREL PTER PHUM MOPS CE
REF: A. COLOMBO 788
     B. 2006 COLOMBO 1622
     C. COLOMBO 824 

Classified By: Ambassador Robert O. Blake, Jr., for reasons 1.4(b,d).
3.  (S) A UNP source told Pol Chief that Tiran Alles had
executed an affidavit detailing Basil Rajapaksa, Jayasundera
and Weeratunga's involvement in the arrangements with Emil
Kanthan, a prominent Tamil businessman and suspected LTTE
intelligence officer, some time ago.  Alles has deposited the
original in a secure place accessible to his attorney.
Further, Alles had recorded at least one of the meetings
between Kanthan and Rajapaksa's election team (Basil
Rajapaksa, Jayasundera and Weeratunga ) with his mobile
phone's video camera.  (Note: at least one of the meetings
reportedly took place in Alles' office.)  According to the
source, Alles also kept a copy of the video in a secure
location.  Several Embassy contacts report having seen at
least parts of the video. 

4.  (SBU)  On June 13, Alles was released on one million
rupees bail (roughly 90,000 U.S. dollars) under stringent
conditions that include a weekly check-in with the TID.
While Alles and his family members were in court for his bail
hearing, his house was reportedly ransacked.  The burglars
seemed to pay special attention to Alles' home office.
Alles' close friend, former Port Development Minister
Sripathi Sooriyarachchi, was quoted in the Daily Mirror
alleging that the video disk was taken.  In addition to the
video, Alles stated that one million rupees was taken from
his house.  Despite this, Sooriyarachchi added that Alles has
"important things to disclose, which will be done in the near
future," implying that Alles may have other copies of the 

COLOMBO 00000844  002 OF 003 

video.
BLAKE
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Discussion

21 thoughts on “WikiLeaks: Tiran Alles Filmed LTTE-Rajapaksa Pre-Election Deal

  1. Both GoSL and the LTTE are corrupt. That is the real problem the country faces now.

    Posted by ameerali | March 14, 2012, 4:11 pm
  2. @ Ameerali, Why not NOGs; CT published this; Sunanda Saga, States Of Denial And NGO Accountability
    http://colombotelegraph.com/2012/02/25/sunanda-saga-states-of-denial-and-ngo-accountability/
    AND this;
    How Sunanda Robbed Money And Rs 30.9 million Unaudited FMM
    http://colombotelegraph.com/2012/03/03/how-sunanda-robbed-money-and-rs-30-9-million-unaudited-fmm/

    Posted by Wimalasiri - NY | March 14, 2012, 4:13 pm
  3. Rajapakse is a dangerous man to be “friends” with. Better to have a garden full of snakes.

    Posted by Devinda Fernando | March 14, 2012, 4:14 pm
  4. Exactly, Tigers accepted bribe and went to hell .

    Posted by Thambimuttu - US | March 14, 2012, 4:58 pm
  5. Alles owns the Sunday Leader now.So will we see Mangala Samaraweera as a Presidential Candidate soon? By the way how is that Kusal Perera a very good writer is no more at the Sunday Leader. Informed sources say that despite all the trumpeting about media freedom the Sunday Leader will now have to tow the Samaraweera- Alles- Chandrika Kumaratunga line. This partnership can be torn to bits by reminders of how CBK and MS “ruled” the Media with party supporters and their voters hogging the best places in Government. Jail Birds and their brothers were employed as journalists without having a clue about what the profession was all about.
    I have not asked for much but I will give it all I have.

    Posted by Peter Casie Chetty | March 14, 2012, 6:02 pm
    • This is rubbish from Chetty, Zero Knowledge is dangerous. Talk what you know. Sunday Leader owned by Lal Wickremetunge and Alles has no involvement with the Leader publications. Kusul Perera was good writer yes, he was asked to stop writing, yes true. but it was an ethical issue. Contact Sunday Leader or Kusal Perera, kusal.perera@gmail.com . Then publish his version Chetty. Don’t use given freedom of expression to through mud.

      Posted by someone who knows the facts | March 14, 2012, 6:50 pm
  6. What a load of rubbish PCC. At least comment on the substance of this article. I guess you can’t other than to deny it. What this means is that the wrong man got elected president eh? Bad for old Velu and serve the Tamil Ealamayas right for thinking a snake can be trusted while the honest politician who offered them a compromise was betrayed. This is one fabulous lesson in how not to do things from the Tamil point of view. This Wiki leak is priceless. It is the proverbial smoking gun. As for the associates of of Alles be for-warned the man is a double dealer.

    Posted by Mark | March 14, 2012, 8:35 pm
  7. what the hack…you [Edited out] idiots…now LTTE is gone…Rajapaksa sent them to hell with that money….that’s all!!!

    Posted by hakka patas | March 14, 2012, 9:26 pm
  8. Great stuff , Thanks. I think Alles black mailed MARA

    Posted by yakandawela - Nuwaraeliya | March 14, 2012, 10:18 pm
  9. සුදු ඇඳ නටති හෙලුවෙන්!

    Posted by hadhaarana | March 15, 2012, 5:55 am
  10. good work

    Posted by Lion of the National Flag | March 15, 2012, 5:56 am
  11. Why Colombo Telegraph is editing the Content , what do they have to hide .

    For your reading pleasure I have given the unsanitzed version below .,

    Posted by galbanis | March 15, 2012, 3:33 pm
  12. LTTE always used to hoodwink all gov officials and politicians and got their job done. In 2005, LTTE comfortably ran a de facto gov in North and East thanks UNP traitors. They had few things to sort out using the seas.
    If this is true, I’m so happy for MR team as this is the first time in the history someone hoodwinked the LTTE. Bravo!

    Posted by Sen | March 15, 2012, 3:58 pm
  13. In a strange way I am glad Ltte was bribed for not allowing Tamil Voters to excercise their Democratic right .
    Had they voted Ranil would have been the president for South and Prabha for North .Clearly Ranil would have given in to Western pressure .
    I admire the courage and the balancing act MR had to play during the immediate pre war era .
    Mr had the Best Chance in the history of Sri Lanka to make it , Truly a Miracle . Instead Mr has disappointed us immensely with the mismangement of the country .
    Mr President it is still not late for you to be remembered as a most righteous ruler ever to rule Sri Lanka. Who brought many Sri Lankans out of their poverty and misery .

    Posted by galbanis | March 15, 2012, 4:18 pm

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