The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) and several other politicians who backed President Maithripala Sirisena at the presidential election today announced setting up a special fact finding unit to gather information on large scale corruption that is alleged to have taken place in the country during past ten years.
JHU General Secretary and Member of Parliament Patali Champika Ranawaka told a media briefing that this unit had been set up to move away from a political culture, where those who face allegations of corrupt were cleared of all charges after they shift sides, whenever there was a regime change.
“We will not allow those who are charged with corruption to get away this time as it had happened in the past and they will be eventually behind bars,” the MP said.
He said there are reports of large scale corruption that alleged to have taken place in the sectors of road development, power and energy and also on the misuse of State property. In this context he said as much as Rs. 100 million had been spent for the recent election from the State funds.
“Allegations are made against powerful persons in the previous regime and also against some powerful persons in the private sector and none of them will get away,” Mr. Ranawaka said.
Therefore, he urged those who are aware of the details on large scale corruption in the State sector and others to inform the unit of all details pertaining to the same. He assured that the identities of those who provide information would be confidential.
JHU Propaganda Secretary Nishantha Sri Waranasinghe said they had already received information on corruption and also information on LTTE activists.
He revealed that the LTTE Leader Kumaran Pathmanathan had not left the country and the defence sector authorities were in touch with him.
Former UNP Member of the Western Provincial Council Shiral Laktilake announced that one could provide information on phone or by fax on 011 2884583 or mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
Responding to a question raised by the journalists on the fate of those that backed the new president who face corruption charges, former UNP Member of the Southern Provincial council Maithri Gunaratne said everyone would be dealt with. (Yohan Perera and Sanath Desmond)
Triplex Sunday, 11 January 2015 15:48
A good start .
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willows Sunday, 11 January 2015 15:52
Find out what happened to Krish deal, 400 mil twice been paid to two powerful people?
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Nad Sunday, 11 January 2015 18:21
Hats off sir
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Ratna Sunday, 11 January 2015 18:34
The scope if the inquiry should be extended to cover corruption charges on Douglas Devananda an the media operating from Jaffna.
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Mason Sunday, 11 January 2015 18:35
The public will support this move. It is the big fish they are interested in and not the sprats.
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T Sunday, 11 January 2015 19:56
Great start, Very good , please practice this, do not stop
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Patriot Sunday, 11 January 2015 19:58
A very good Beginning on good governance. Also get help from Interopl to track down black money foreign bank accounts. Also get help from JVP, Internet web sites and CID.Good luck.
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Vijith Pieterz Monday, 12 January 2015 06:21
Yes .... correct, MS Govt. should trap the culprits who robbed the public money.
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Athacolla Monday, 12 January 2015 08:53
Also needs to include those who were active in the Narcotics trade too
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Premalal Monday, 12 January 2015 09:45
The alleged are getting away while you speak.
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