Govt. used Lalith, Anusha case to cover Bond scam

2017-09-11 19:29:05

The National Bikkhu Front (NBF) today accused the government in attempting to cover up the Bond Scam by highlighting the incident of the imprisoning of former Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga and former Director General of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC), Anusha Palpita for three years.

Addressing a press briefing in Colombo, NBF General Secretary Ven. Wakamulle Uditha Thera said though the verdict added a little relief to the general public, there is an attempt to sweep the Treasury Bond scam under the carpet by highlighting the event.

The Thera said the JO is also directing the attention towards a different direction had launched a fund raising already to pay the fine.

“If Weeratunga had resigned his portfolio soon after the former president ordered him to conduct wrongdoings. It cannot be justified now seeking the public’s mercy and pursue their support to reimburse misappropriating funds,” Thera said.

Thera further said that Weeratunga and Palpita were only fined Rs.100 million even though misappropriating was Rs.600 million belonging to the TRC.

Therefore, the Thera raised questions whether the punishment was sufficient as a fine of Rs.100,000 was charged against a motorcyclist for violating a traffic rule recently. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)


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  Comments - 11

  • ceylon Monday, 11 September 2017 21:35

    .ex president publicly said he ordered to do this punish him and recover balance rp 500 million frm him. via DM Android App

    Reply : 4       49

    B S Perera Monday, 11 September 2017 22:10

    "Govt. used Lalith, Anusha case to cover Bond scam" How can that happen Hamuduruwane?

    Reply : 8       58

    Dee Tuesday, 12 September 2017 08:33

    What case could cover up the hedging deal?

    Reply : 0       32

    Aussie. Tuesday, 12 September 2017 08:39

    Don't try to mix apple with orange.

    Reply : 1       35

    ashanthi Tuesday, 12 September 2017 08:46

    Men in yellow kits again!! oh NO! this country is turning towards another Myanmar

    Reply : 5       33

    malij Tuesday, 12 September 2017 10:48

    Myanmar is in danger of becoming like Sri Lanka.

    Reply : 3       9

    alex Tuesday, 12 September 2017 08:52

    the balance Rs.500M should be recovered from you guys as the Sil rede was distributed amongst you people

    Reply : 1       31

    daily boru Tuesday, 12 September 2017 11:00

    Even the Tajudeen murder is to cover up the bond scam.

    Reply : 1       16

    malij Tuesday, 12 September 2017 11:05

    It is indeed sad to see pages full of news on how some uncouth people in robes tarnish the name of the great religion by their behavior, unbecoming for monks. High time for the country to have a Sangayana, to cleanse the Saasana by getting rid of bad rubbish.

    Reply : 0       12

    Abey Tuesday, 12 September 2017 14:05

    Majority of the monks are business people, like Doctors. Both these types are much worse than an average business person. I am a buddhist but sorry to say I despise the sight of most of these monks who get involved in other issues that has nothing to do with Buddhism.

    Reply : 0       6

    DG Tuesday, 12 September 2017 17:15

    There is no cover for Bond issue because inquiry is going on, do not mislead the public.

    Reply : 0       3

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