This Govt. no second to former: Anti Corruption Front

10 March 2015 04:25 pm - 24     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Anti Corruption Front (ACF) today charged that the present government was no second to the former government considering the frauds and corruption that had occurred during the first 59 days of 100 days programme.

The ACF insisted on a fully-fledged inquiry into an alleged insider dealing that had taken place during the financial bonds issue by the Central Bank (CB).

There were reports of alleged deals made by Perpetual Treasuries, a firm with connections to Arjun Aloysius, the son-in-law of the current governor, Arjun Mahendran.

ACF member Shiral Lakthilake urged the CB Governor to make a public statement on this matter.

“Appointing a three member committee to investigate this is not enough. A formal, transparent investigation is essential. The governor should resign temporarily till the investigation is completed. That is the only way to ensure transparency,” he said.

The Front said it was necessary to conduct an internal management audit at all government institutions as a measure to eradicate frauds and corruption. (Piyumi Fonseka)


  Comments - 24

  • John Wednesday, 11 March 2015 08:41 AM

    At least you can openly criticize the present government while no one dared to talk under previous regime.

    Jan Chandra Wednesday, 11 March 2015 08:56 AM

    This is Yahapalanaya. So not to worry!

    Nanda Wednesday, 11 March 2015 08:58 AM

    Absolutely right. First of all, must remove the Finance Minister as he has a bad track record in history as well. Wonder what made to be given that ministry to him. Also removal of Arjun Mahendran is too essential.

    Desmond Jeromme Wednesday, 11 March 2015 09:13 AM

    Please investigate and then find the facts. It is not nice to criticize either the Govt. or any particular person who sits in the top seat.

    Disgusted Voter Wednesday, 11 March 2015 09:20 AM

    Katha withrai......No Action

    sach Wednesday, 11 March 2015 04:36 PM

    I also voted MY3 but MR next time....forget corruption,

    ActionWill SHow-Election Wednesday, 11 March 2015 10:05 AM

    In next election JVP will get more preferential votes. Because they did all their best. But now all feel hopeless thnking why we voted. No any action on criminals

    Ranil Wijeyesekera Wednesday, 11 March 2015 10:10 AM

    The appointments should be made by the all party selection process with provision for the public to make representation. The legislature should make clear that appointments all ready made will be canceled over a phased period to allow such process

    Labby Wednesday, 11 March 2015 10:10 AM

    All those who shout today for investigations within just 59 days; what were they doing when these frauds were taking place for the past 10 years? Did they have the backbone to raise their voice as they do now?

    Prometheus Wednesday, 11 March 2015 10:20 AM

    Where are all those billions of dollars allegedly stolen by the Rajapaksha family? We were told that money could help us pay back Chinese loans. All talk no action.

    OMG Wednesday, 11 March 2015 10:47 AM

    Corruption happens every where including Japan and even China where corrupt officials are given the death penalty. The main thing is systems should be in place to identify the corruption and do the needful to stop it

    Premalal Wednesday, 11 March 2015 11:00 AM

    This nation needs an alternative to this lot.

    kan Wednesday, 11 March 2015 11:11 AM

    Better not to vote for slfp and unp candidates next time, only for JVP. There should be major propaganda to this effect.

    Eds Thursday, 12 March 2015 08:37 AM

    This government is nothing but a big lie, a big fraud !

    asfar Wednesday, 11 March 2015 11:29 AM

    govt must take both to the bribery commission immediately and take statements and let them continue their corrupt activities. yahaplanayata jayawewa.

    cyril n Wednesday, 11 March 2015 12:27 PM

    We expected much more better management from P.M.Ranil W. It is disturbing this has happened so soon and unless Mr. Ranil W clears the whole position in a transparent manner urgently thus is going bring a black mark on him.

    cyril n Wednesday, 11 March 2015 12:27 PM

    We expected much more better management from PM Ranil W. It is disturbing this has happened so soon and unless Mr. Ranil W clears the whole position in a transparent manner urgently thus is going bring a black mark on him.

    cheers Wednesday, 11 March 2015 05:04 AM

    So this shows are voters are bunch of idiots

    Rdf Wednesday, 11 March 2015 05:38 AM

    I voted for M3. "Inguru deela miris gaththa-da?"

    PATHETIC Wednesday, 11 March 2015 01:06 PM

    SAME ANIMALS, DIFFERENT JUNGLE, not surprising, knowing that they have starved for years.It is a good eye opener, so be wise in exercising your franchise at the next election.Going forward, with this attitude a national government will be a total disaster

    sss Wednesday, 11 March 2015 05:48 AM

    Thank you, keep the vigil and good work

    asoka Wednesday, 11 March 2015 01:41 PM


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    Cobra Wednesday, 11 March 2015 08:23 AM

    For years these guys acted deaf and dumb and now they are in a mighty big hurry. Why were they silent during the MR era? Years of fraud, bribery and corruption can never be eliminated in a few days, so please give this govt. a chance to do its job!!!!

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