HICORP transactions with SL Army:
Friend spills the beans
Company registered fraudulently:
Upul Ilangamage, an ex-Captain of the Sinha Regiment, a long-standing
family friend of Sarath Fonseka and a resident of Oklahoma USA confirmed
the arms deals in connection with Hicorp International Inc. managed by
Fonseka’s son-in-law and its fraudulent registration.
He was exposing the duplicitous conduct of presidential candidate
Sarath Fonseka to the media yesterday. He challenged Fonseka to disprove
the documentary evidence submitted by him at the media briefing at the
hotel Galadari yesterday.
Ilangamage claimed that his signature had been used fraudulently to
legalize Hicorp International Inc. as the local agent of British Borneo
Defence and legal action had already been taken against Danuna
Tillakaratne and Ruvinda Gunaratna of Hicorp Internatioal Inc..
According to the summons issued by Oklahoma Country Court of USA
Danuna Tilakaratne and Ruvinda Gunaratne on behalf of Hicorp
International Inc. were ordered to provide written answers prior to
Janaury 13, but Danuna Tilakaratne has appealed for another 20 days to
provide the written answer to court.
Ilangamage stressed that the appeal for such extension is clearly to
avoid exposing bank accounts related to Danuna’s arms deals with Sri
Lanka before the Presidential election. Danuna Tilakaratne and his
business partner Ruvinda Gunaratna were well-known to him before they
started their business activities, he said.
“I was well aware of establishing Hicorp and the discussions related
to their company with Fonseka. Some were directly related to the
procurement of military weapons and amour to the Sri Lanka Army during
Fonseka’s tenure”, he said .
Upul Ilangamage said he was forced to expose Sarath Fonseka’s
multi-faceted character due to the love he had for the country.