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Imminent arrest of MR regime bigwigs

7 January 2016 03:06 pm - 39     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Cabinet spokesman and Minister Rajitha Senaratne today said a number of high and mighty in the Mahinda Rajapaksa administration are to be arrested by the law enforcement authorities soon, as inquiries on cases of corruption, embezzlement, crime and misrule allegedly committed with their direct involvement have been concluded.

There will be a few arrests of those who have allegedly involved in the assassination of several journalists after 2010, Minister Senaratne said.

“These are the people who contributed to the downfall of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The few in the cabinet who talked and acted against those misdeeds and crimes including me repeatedly warned President Rajapaksa on the dangers of ignoring these wrongdoings and he never listened and perished ultimately,” Minister Senaratne said.

He said the CID, the Bribery Commission, PRECIFAC (Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Certain Acts of Frauds, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges) and the FCID (Financial Crimes Investigation Division) had concluded inquiries on many allegations against certain leading politicians and top officials served under last regime and sent the report to the Attorney General for necessary action.

  Comments - 39

  • Wise Donkey Friday, 08 January 2016 09:53 AM

    Singapore hospitals are waiting to welcome them!

    Sapu Thursday, 07 January 2016 10:14 PM

    waiting since January everyone gets bail

    Fassey Thursday, 07 January 2016 10:29 PM

    Even if arrested they will end up at the Merchant ward.

    Renu Friday, 08 January 2016 10:09 AM

    We need action not bull dust talks. If people are to give the verdict all the top ones from Rajapakse family , and the henchmen should be in jail by now. When is it going to happen

    Aruna Friday, 08 January 2016 10:18 AM

    The whole economy in the precipice from Jan 08, 2015. Are you all the Yahapalana clans trying to divert the attention of mostly ignorant mass to your common lie from last Jan???

    yahapala Thursday, 07 January 2016 11:29 PM

    Only talk but no action so far. Sri Lankans gave the ballot for this moment. But nothing was happened yet. Please prov the Yahapalanaya has proved that what they have promised to voters in last January 08.

    Her Bee Pee Thursday, 07 January 2016 11:30 PM

    Dr. Rajitha, we are fed up with your rhetorics Every time you threaten action against the MR regime,the issues seem to go further procrastinate. You just want to please impatient readers and continue to be popular. Action Rajitha, Action is all what people want. Not tasty rhetorics, for which you are very fampus. We are indeed fed up. Bring MR and his crones to books if they have flouted the law.

    Concerned Citizen Friday, 08 January 2016 06:08 PM

    Is there a cut off date for crooked dealings taken up for investigation? Are the new crooks after the Yahapalanaya took over, exempt from such investigation and arrest?

    Sunil Thursday, 07 January 2016 11:50 PM

    So are you implying that Rajapaksas had nothing to do with any of these crimes!?

    citizen Thursday, 07 January 2016 11:54 PM

    When the things happen people will knowThere is no need to excite people by jumping the gun and make these false announcements before hand via DM Android App

    Henry Friday, 08 January 2016 06:29 PM

    Other dentists condemn his dental work. First do a honest job on the dental work and then talk about other work.Henry

    DHA Friday, 08 January 2016 12:03 AM

    When are you going in Sir ???

    Gama Friday, 08 January 2016 12:15 AM

    He should get arrested FIRST for child abduction

    sunil Friday, 08 January 2016 12:34 AM

    Sewer line leaking again

    DMRS Friday, 08 January 2016 12:51 AM

    Is he the Cabinet Spokesman? How does he comment on the subjects of law and order enforcement and Justice? Now we have independent commissions for those subjects. He just addresses the gallery. How long are we going to enjoy this drama? Intelligent people should wake up now to stop party politics with these subjects.

    Lanka Watch Friday, 08 January 2016 01:01 AM

    Wolf ! Wolf ! man at it again. He has exonerated MR from all charges.

    row Friday, 08 January 2016 02:15 AM

    my new year wish for Sri Lanka is politicians stop involve in legal system and making statements as they are the law of the country. via DM Android App

    Cheers Friday, 08 January 2016 02:40 AM

    I thought you were a big wig of his regime too

    onlooker Friday, 08 January 2016 07:42 PM

    Is there anyone left to be arrested and released on bail.

    Ravi Friday, 08 January 2016 03:37 AM

    Are you stupid or something?

    SL-Walah Friday, 08 January 2016 03:41 AM

    People cannot understand the logic behind this man’s strategy or comprehend what he expects in return for such statements he has been making off and on. What we want to see is that Mr. 10% is jailed for a long time to come. But then, President Sirisena cannot come clean either.

    CitizenPerera Friday, 08 January 2016 03:47 AM

    What about the MR BigWig himself?

    Ram Friday, 08 January 2016 04:30 AM

    Rajitha is no saint, all the talking is through fear. If he keep him big mouth shut for the law enforcement officers and the courts to deal with the matters, that is the best for the country

    Ponweers Friday, 08 January 2016 05:12 AM

    More talk no action - it has been over a year and not a single person has been brought to justice. Keep talking

    priyan Friday, 08 January 2016 05:52 AM

    Why dont you stop blowing hot air and arrest whom you have to arrest

    Premalal Friday, 08 January 2016 07:39 AM

    You seem to have changed your tune. Now you say that MR was naive and innocent and it was the others around him who robbed, killed and raped. Even if that was true who was responsible for the situation. Looks like you are trying to send him a message that you are on his side. Who knows???? In case.......?

    Psycho Friday, 08 January 2016 02:59 PM

    Who believe this "Dantha Dostara", he is our "Andere" , royal clown.

    sanga Friday, 08 January 2016 08:26 AM


    Sincere Friday, 08 January 2016 08:32 AM

    Too many pillows have been provided to sleep on comfortably for ages!

    simon Thursday, 07 January 2016 08:46 PM

    Here he goes on again.We have burning issues in the health sector which you are in charge. Please attend to those first.

    SHM Friday, 08 January 2016 03:52 PM

    When arrested these guys get all kinds of chronic diseases but never get dengue which is rampant in the country. Can anyone tell me why?

    Sim Thursday, 07 January 2016 08:55 PM

    No bail should be given to those offenders.

    Ravi Friday, 08 January 2016 08:41 AM

    Can you shut up and do your job with out making people annoying.

    Jayantha Friday, 08 January 2016 08:55 AM

    You have been telling all these stories for the last 5 months. What happened to Capt Tissa who is the most wanted in the murder of Thajudeen. You said he will be arrested within days in November 2015.

    vithura Thursday, 07 January 2016 09:27 PM

    Give the accused a fair trial, if found guilty by the courts and sentenced then lock them up without release.

    S B Lokuge Friday, 08 January 2016 04:11 PM

    This thug Rajitha obviously has the foot and mouth disease. He knows his time is up.

    sacre blieu Friday, 08 January 2016 09:14 AM

    Consider the fact that 500 companies have applied to close business with the Registrar of businesses. Most of them would have been front organisations to loot public funds that were in existence during the Rajapakse regime, when most illicit deals would have taken the many routes in siphoning off public funds. Some should be investigated for their links.

    iemerald Friday, 08 January 2016 04:29 PM

    we have heard so much from this big is all fatulence and no excrements.

    Rhonda Taylor Friday, 08 January 2016 04:53 PM

    Just make sure their Passports are impounded or else you will have to catch their tails

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