At a media briefing this week Rajapaksa had denied allegations he gave the LTTE money and insisted that if he did he would not have looked to defeat them militarily. Ranawaka claimed that Basil Rajapakse agreed immediately to provide the said amount of money and on a later day Basil Rajapakse came with a number of large travelling bags to meet Emil Kanthan at the businessman’s office to seal the deal.The JHU has already filed a complaint with the police claiming the LTTE was given money through the Reconstruction and Development Agency (RADA) which was established by Rajapaksa following the 2004 tsunami. (Colombo Gazette) The Government of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had allegedly given the LTTE over Rs. 169 million to win their support at the 2005 Presidential election.Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) leader Champika Ranawaka said that he has all the evidence, including documents, to back the allegations. However Ranawaka revealed the names of LTTE members who a businessman had met on behalf of Rajapaksa to seal the deals in the guise of tsunami relief. He also claimed that during discussions Basil Rajapakse had with one LTTE negotiator identified as Emil Kanthan at the businessman’s office, Basil Rajapakse had told Emil Kanthan that “What Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse wants is a boycott of voting in the North, and the PM wants to know what the LTTE would like to have in return.”In reply at a later date Emil Kanthanhad said that the LTTE wants to purchase some boats and requested for a sum of Rs. 180 million from Basil Rajapakse.
The gates at the entrance to the site have now been padlocked, with a skip behind them holding some of the waste. Pictures of the scene show the extent of the fly-tipping, with rubbish left all over the field from planks of wood to old furniture. The group of local residents who co-own the land have been told it will cost in the region of £100,000 to clear up the site. Contractors estimate there are 250 tonnes of waste on the land. Bath tubs, fridges and mattresses were left strewn on a private field by travellers after they were evicted.The debris was among an estimated 250 tonnes of waste the group left behind them when they were forced out of the site in Bromley, south east London. They had only been in the area for two weeks. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Credit:Grant Falvey /LNP Credit:Grant Falvey/LNP The field where they set up camp is located near Bickley Manor and Blackbrook Lane. Local police posted a picture of the mess on Twitter, saying: “The travellers have moved on from the site. Sadly they didn’t take their rubbish with them #flytipping.” Credit:Grant Falvey /LNP Credit:Grant Falvey /LNP The local council is investigating the fly-tipping. The travellers’ arrival prompted anger from residents, who contacted the council to complain.One local told the New Shopper that people in the area were “up in arms” when the group arrived and started amassing rubbish.