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Panama Papers: List of individuals, intermediaries and addresses connected to Sri Lanka

A large tranche of documents was released on 9 May 2016 by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) around “Panama Papers”, a fraction from a trove of more than 11.5 million leaked files from the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca, one of the world’s top creators of hard-to-trace companies, trusts and foundations. As noted on the ICIJ website,

The Panama Papers is a global investigation into the sprawling, secretive industry of offshore that the world’s rich and powerful use to hide assets and skirt rules by setting up front companies in far-flung jurisdictions.

Based on a trove of more than 11 million leaked files, the investigation exposes a cast of characters who use offshore companies to facilitate bribery, arms deals, tax evasion, financial fraud and drug trafficking.

Behind the email chains, invoices and documents that make up the Panama Papers are often unseen victims of wrongdoing enabled by this shadowy industry.

The list of names associated with Sri Lanka in the tranche are:

  1. KENNETH JOHN PENDIGRAST, SCATOLA FINANCE LTD, C/O 28/F.; SEABRIGHT PLAZA; 9-23 SHELL STREET; NORTH POINT; HONG KONG (link)
  2. YAPA HETTI PATHIRANNAHALAGE NISSANKA YAPA SENADHIPATHI, Avant Garde Pte Ltd, CANTIDAD COMPLETE 25.3736 (link)
  3. MOHAMED SIDDEEK MOHAMED ALI, KALIN INTERNATIONAL COMPANY LIMITED, Charter Place; 23/27 Seaton Place; St. Helier; Jersey; Channel Islands JE1 1JY (link)
  4. MOHAMED SIDDEEK MOHAMED ALI, KAT Minerals and Metals Ltd., Charter Place; 23/27 Seaton Place; St Helier; Jersey; Channel Islands (link)
  5. SENERATH BANDARA DISSANAYAKE, Avant Garde Pte Ltd, Est. Rhodia da CD Resd Colina; 5151; CA 22; DT de Barao Geraldo. CEP 13084-000; Campinas-SP; Brazil (link)
  6. MIN XUAN, LENZSKI INTERNATIONAL LTD., Chkalova Str.; bld. 27; Apt. 57; Zhukovskiy City; Moscow Region; Russia (link)
  7. Jayakody Arachchige Dona Marian Srini Pamela Jayakody, GRAND RISE INDUSTRY LTD, Flat M; 9/F; Bloc 1 Grandway Garden; Tai Wai; Shatin; New Territories; Hong Kong (link)
  8. PALAVINNEGE SUMITH CUMARANATUNGA, EMPIRE STAR HOLDINGS LTD.G/F.; 38 Oxford Road; Kowloon (link)
  9. KENNETH JOHN PENDIGRAST, PASKEVILLE TRADING LTD., Flat G; 17th Floor; Two Robinson Place; 70 Robinson Road; Hong Kong. (link)
  10. JAYAKODY ARACHCHIGE DONA MARIAN SRINI PAMELA JAYAKODY, Lucky Stone Indus Ltd., Flat M-N; 24/F; Houston Building; 32-40 Wang Lung Street; Tsuen Wan; N.T.; Hong Kong (link)
  11. PRASANNA ATHANASIUS SIRIMEVAN RAJARATNE, Avant Garde Pte Ltd, Khaqani Street 23; Apt 23 Azerbaijan; Baku (link)
  12. TRISTAN LAURENS BERNARD, Hotel IQ International Ltd., LANDSTRASSE 97; P.O. BOX 17; 9494 SCHAAN; LIECHTENSTEIN (link)
  13. Nicola Dawn Hakansson, NETWORK LIMITED, Le Regina; 15 Boulevard des Moulins; MC98000; Monaco (link)
  14. Michael Robert Nasmyth McPherson, KACHINE LIMITED, NO. 14; YU JIA QIAO NAN LI; XIA SHI ZHEN; HAI NING SHI; ZHE JIANG; CHINA (link)
  15. Aroon Hirdaramani, Brown International Limited, Menthonis 11 1070 Nicosia Cyprus (link)
  16. MONA HIRDARAMANI and AROON HIRDARAMANI as Joints tenants with Rights of Survivorship, STONECROFT INVESTMENTS INC., Menthonis 11 1070 Nicosia Cyprus (link)
  17. ARUN PRAKASH MAHTANI, PASSION CHINA LIMITED, N-90-01 Jelatek 2; Seri Maya; Jalan Jelatek; 54200 Kuala Lumpar; Malaysia (link)
  18. Mukesh Khubchand, ADVANI INVESTMENTS LIMITED, NO. 26 MENGZHUI ROAD; CHENGHUA SECTIN; CHENGDU CITY OF SICHUAN PROCINCE; P.R. CHINA (link)
  19. NG YIN PENG, GENIUS.COM LTD., RM 401; NO. 2; BUILDING 1; BAI JING FANG XIN CUN; XIA CHENG DISTRICT; HANGZHOU CITY; ZHEJIANG PROVINCE; P.R. CHINA (link)
  20. SIMON FINCH, BEST CHEERS LIMITED, Room 202; No. 1; No. 29 Changbaishan Village; Yangpu District; Shanghai; P.R. China (link)
  21. Y H P KITHSIRI MANJULA KUMARA YAPA, Avant Garde Pte Ltd, VILLA 57; DELMON AVENUE; MANAMA 327; BAHRAIN (link)
  22. Christopher Rohan Martin, Trump Trading Limited, Villa 26/B26 Govt of Dubai Villas Dubai (link)

The controversial Avant Garde company features heavily in the Panama Papers leaks. A simple Google search is enough to highlight the connections between the former Secretary of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the company. One of the names associated with Avant Garde and featured in the Panama Papers tranche is Nissanka Senadhipathi, who the pro-Rajapaksa magazine Business Today featured in 2013 as a man “who had no money” (PDF here), which given the information now in the public domain, is a bit of an understatement.

The list of intermediaries linked to Sri Lanka include (link to offshore entities):

  1. SIMON PAUL FINCH, BEST CHEERS LIMITED (link)
  2. ASIA CAPITAL LIMITED, TECLLOYD LTD. (link)
  3. ADVANTEC NETWORK SYSTEMS PVT. LTD., OVERSEAS FINANCE LIMITED (link)

The list of addresses linked to Sri Lanka include:

  1. 325 PARK RD, COLOMBO 05 SRI LANKA
  2. 49; Siri Dhammadara Road; Ratmalana
  3. 50/12 Siripa Road Colombo 5
  4. 52 Galle Road; Colombo 3
  5. 61 Barnes Place; Colombo 7
  6. 7/3 DE FONSEKA PLACE
  7. 7A Sumner Place; Borella
  8. FLAT 8B; CEYLINCO SEYLAN TOWER; 90 GALLE ROAD; Colombo 5
  9. No. 250 Havelock Road Colombo 5
  10. No.25; Mision Lane; Pitakotte; Sri Lanka
  11. 127/9 New Parliament Road; Battaramulla
  12. 168/7; Siripura Gardens; Rajamahavihara Road
  13. 17; Sirimal Avenue; Off Quarry Road; Dehiwala
  14. 18A PALMYRAH AVE.; COLUMBO 3
  15. Sri Bimbarama Road; Kolamunna
  16. 2/2 KASAPPA ROAD; Colombo 5
  17. 309 MAHAHUNUPITIYA; NEGOMBO

We’ve uploaded the full database, downloaded from ICIJ, to Google Drive, to make it easier to access and to also reduce the load on ICIJ’s servers. Access the files here, or download them all as a ZIP file here. Where technically possible, we’ve also converted the very large Excel spreadsheets into Google Sheets, to make it easier to view online and analyse the data. Note that the archive from ICIJ includes data from an earlier tranche of documents called ‘Offshore Leaks’.