Regional Development Minister Sarath Fonseka said today that 90 percent of the investigations into two complaints against former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa had been completed -- and that he would have to face the consequences soon.
“Two complaints had been received against Mr. Rajapaksa: one regarding the purchasing of MiG aircraft for the Air Force for US$ 7 million in an improper manner; and the other regarding the misappropriation of Rs. 90 million to renovate the D.A. Rajapaksa memorial. 90 percent of the investigations into those complaints have been completed by now. He will have to answer those allegations very soon,” he said.
He said so at the National library where he participated in a book launch.
He said MP Namal Rajapaksa had been remanded on written evidence and documents.
“We promised the people that we would investigate the frauds and corrupt acts of the previous regime and we are doing that. Though former president Mahinda Rajapaksa is trying to whitewash his family, it is now too late,” he said.
When asked about the setting up of the Office of Missing Persons, he said no soldier should object to it as none of them had violated the law.
He said the office was set up not at the urging of any foreign power but to show the international community that everything that happens in Sri Lanka is transparent and legal.
“We see this as an act of respect to international law and human rights laws,” he said. (Ajith Siriwardana)
Comments - 20
Manuel Wednesday, 17 August 2016 03:21 AM
Dear Field Marshall, act fast like you and heroic troops did in the battlefield. Bring the criminals before justice.
Ranjith Wednesday, 17 August 2016 03:24 AM
Is the action against the top fraudsters and murderers delayed due to close connections???
S B Lokuge Wednesday, 17 August 2016 04:32 AM
Will there be an investigation about the crooked arms deals done on your behalf by your son-in-law?
mano Wednesday, 17 August 2016 05:32 AM
Well said .Justice should prevail no matter what.
WACO Wednesday, 17 August 2016 06:12 AM
We trust you Sir. We want you on the Top to stear the country.
Hiran Wednesday, 17 August 2016 06:21 AM
But only problem is that you all are investigating only the opposition members while the members who are with the government including you are safe via DM iOS App
Upali Dissanayake Wednesday, 17 August 2016 06:35 AM
Very good. Forfeit Gota,s civic right.
Ams Wednesday, 17 August 2016 06:52 AM
MANY THANKS for revealing the truth of previous regime's dealings, though it is so devastating. They propagated RACISM and looted the country.
Unchikun Wednesday, 17 August 2016 07:37 AM
You too was a part of this team during the war. There is a lot you know and it is time to spill the beans before it is too late.
Cobra Wednesday, 17 August 2016 07:47 AM
What happens after it's 100% complete- he walks?????
manu Wednesday, 17 August 2016 08:48 AM
This is not what people wants. Assuming Regional Development Ministerial post what development projects have you done? You are simply wasting your and people's time.
Suren Wednesday, 17 August 2016 07:39 PM
Very true! You hit the nail on the head!
Vajira Wednesday, 17 August 2016 08:56 AM
Just do it dont waste time of telling every percentage of work. via DM Android App
sam Wednesday, 17 August 2016 08:58 AM
what is your role in the investigations? just keep quiet you will lost the little respect people have for you. YOUr mind twisted with hatred that is all.
Upul Nishantha Wednesday, 17 August 2016 09:16 AM
Where will be your daughters today if Gota did not help you? Try not to bite off the hand which fed you.
Be Fair Wednesday, 17 August 2016 09:41 AM
Too sensitive to comment. Both were team members before and now...................That's the sad part of being "SRI LANKAN" I am sad for that
TRUE MAN Wednesday, 17 August 2016 10:40 AM
USING THE NAME OF WAR AS A SHIELD NOBODY HAS LICENCE TO ENGAGE IN FRAUD AND CURRUPTION. IN FACT EVERYBODY IS SAME IN THE EYES OF LAW. via DM Android App
Lokka Wednesday, 17 August 2016 11:01 AM
Yes Yes remand and wait will you while the whole country goes to garbage. via DM Android App
Maya Wednesday, 17 August 2016 11:47 AM
As the village saying goes, 'if there was a time for the cart to travel in a boat, there will be time for the boat to travel in a cart'
Kumar Wednesday, 17 August 2016 01:58 PM
I did respected you a lot. But its hurts to hear when you spent 40 millions for a vehicle and no any actions against ministers like john in the current gov.
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