Questionable Investors in Golden Key list

Read a recent article on the great philanthropist Lalith Kotalawela and the Rs 26 BILLION scam he’s involved in, and here are some investors found on the list. These are individual deposits, money under their name.

http://www.lankaenews.com/English/news.php?id=7265

Bishop of Ratnapura, Dr. Cletus Chandrasiri Perera – Rs. 40 million

Ven. Rathanasara Thero from Kegalle – Rs. 17 million

Ven. B. Somawansa Thero – Rs. 41.4 million

The high priest of a temple in Matara who also requested anonymity has invested over Rs. 17 million in Golden Key. He said the money does not belong to him but to a Japanese national who is a “close friend.” (Ed – yea, of course, and the fairies in Sinharaja forest are always seen with unicorns. These Swiss banks these days, so untrust-worthy, the best place I can hide my money is with a Buddhist monk who can invest it under his name)

I’m not knowledgeable on the matters of the Church and its clergy, so I can’t comment, but on Buddhist clergymen, I think I can. Somebody please give me a reason why a Buddhist man of the cloth should stockpile 41 big ones? Money he inherited? Earnings before joining the clergy? To build a temple or statue? I would not step into a temple built with 41 million when there are people in SL who have nowhere to live and nothing to eat in refugee camps.Would you?…To be continued.

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5 comments

  1. […] Sorry to mention this again, but donations to build a statue or otherwise shouldn’t be going into a investment firm into an investment account. Key word there being investment. I’m sure any bank would jump up and handle money on behalf of a temple on legitimate matters, using things called savings and current accounts. And I assume there must be Buddhist organisations that handle these kind of things. Surely donations to the temple won’t involve Treasury bills and bonds, high yield high risk investments, and dropping interest rates? Tagged with: budhist monks, Golden Key Sri Lanka, investors, Lalith Kotalawela, religion « Questionable Investors in Golden Key list […]

  2. Hypocrites Hypocrites. I’m not surprised. All in all its a good thing that the media is taking this story up. Highlights the hypocrisy of Buddhist monks and the Rev.Fathers of Sri Lanka.

    @tharinda: Oh yes the Catholic Churches “No child’s behind left policy” (not a laughing matter by a stretch)

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