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Arjuna faults FCID for summoning Mathews

24 January 2016 02:31 pm - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Former world cup winning Sri Lanka cricket captain and Minister of Ports and Shipping, Arjuna Ranatunga said the summoning of Sri Lanka Cricket captain Angelo Mathews to the FCID was regrettable.
 
Since FCID officers visit the homes of politicians to record their statements and make enquires, summoning the captain of the National Cricket Team was questionable, he said.

He also said that there was a need to ask why the officer did not go to Mathews’ house and record his statement there.

The minister made this comment today (24) at a ceremony at the Jaffna Central College.

 

  Comments - 13

  • Niran Monday, 25 January 2016 10:55 AM

    Simply Put: You or any other politician for that matter should note interfere and/or make disparaging comments regarding the FCID!

    To: Bandu Monday, 25 January 2016 11:04 AM

    @Bandu, today we have the FCID because of idiots like you!

    sarathsk Sunday, 24 January 2016 09:11 PM

    Everybody is equal before the law, and I am sure Mathews is intelligent enough to know this.

    Yama Dutha Sunday, 24 January 2016 09:34 PM

    Sorry Minister, this pkace headed by thr deal king, he foes not have vslues, if you wish do research on how VAT investifation done by this man digging history. He will get punished by the gods

    Bala Sunday, 24 January 2016 10:23 PM

    Arjuna better fault the President for holding back the completed FCID inquiries and not going forward to arrests. Deals by him with Rajapakses for political gain are the reason for no further action..

    vipula ratna Sunday, 24 January 2016 10:56 PM

    What a joke, this minister is trying to create a "Differential Culture". The law should be applied equally to every one. Angelo , Arjuna or Sangakkara or Citizen Banda.

    raj Monday, 25 January 2016 01:40 AM

    then why did they visit certain individual at home if everyone is equal?

    Cheers Monday, 25 January 2016 02:46 AM

    You join yahapalansya for this now it has back fired on your own people soon it will be you

    Bandu Monday, 25 January 2016 03:50 AM

    You idiots created this FCID to take revenge from political opponents. Now it is your turn to taste it. You should be the next one to be called for your corruption.

    Dharshan Monday, 25 January 2016 05:31 AM

    I agree! Protect guys like Matthew.

    BanisMama Monday, 25 January 2016 07:08 AM

    Mr. Minister, the law stands for all, you, me, cricketers and politicians. Why worry if one is clean, Mr. Clean.

    ANTON Monday, 25 January 2016 07:35 AM

    OUR CRICKETERS HAVE TO FACE SEVERAL UMPIRES, HEAD UMPIRE, LEG UMPIRE, TV UMPIRE , THIRD UMPIRE AND CID UMPIRE.

    Bala Monday, 25 January 2016 08:06 AM

    A case has to stand legal scrutiny - how can you charge someone without consulting and getting the position of the head of the team involved. So Mathews has to give a statement - no cricket captain is exempt.


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