Arrest them all: Harsha

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Welcoming the arrest of Perpetual Treasuries Chief Arjun Aloysius and others, Deputy Minister of Development Policies and Economic Affairs Dr Harsha De Silva today said the Attorney General should go ahead and immediately arrest those named in the 34 reports of Presidential Commission looking into serious crimes (PRECIFAC) as well.

Also, Dr De Silva said the arrest was welcomed but he wished that it happened earlier, when the AG’s Department was first informed by the Prime Minister in 2016.

“Glad it has happened. All those who robbed the public must pay upon conviction. This is the change people voted for in January 2015. However, I wish it happened earlier when the AG’s Department was first informed by the Prime Minister in 2016. If so, crooks would already have been in jail,” he said.

The Deputy Minister said it was he who first revealed in Parliament in 2011 as to how the ring was engaging in massive securities fraud in the equity market.

“It was I who first revealed, starting in 2011, in and outside Parliament how a rogue ring was engaging in massive securities fraud in the equity market. But the regime along with the then CBSL Governor instead of investigating them went ahead and issued them an additional license to trade in the debt market,” he said.

“I hope the authorities would at least now support the Central Bank and the Securities and Exchange Commission by providing necessary technical support for forensic investigations to reveal the totality of the fraud that took place since then in both in the equity market and in the debt market.

“I hope that the AG will go ahead and immediately arrest those named in the 34 PRECIFAC reports as well. The future of our nation depends on it,” he said. (Yohan Perera)

 
 
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  • Martin Milton Sunday, 04 February 2018 11:11 PM

    Absolutely! Cannot agree with him more. At the same time let us hope the Courts will not be partial and soft pedal any culpability of the PM too. THIS should be the manner in which the HC should function. Without fear or favour. Jolly good.MM

    Asoka Tuesday, 06 February 2018 08:16 AM

    Arrest Ranil also, he the man who behind this , every one knows.

    Cisco Sunday, 04 February 2018 11:23 PM

    What do you mean? Those who appointed CB governor and signed appointment also?

    C.K.Lankaputhra Monday, 05 February 2018 06:04 AM

    When husband iks caught brewing 'Kassipu', wife also should be convicted for marrying him?,

    Premalal Monday, 05 February 2018 07:35 AM

    And the party who got money to pay its electricity bills and miraculously found money to run an election campaign.

    Gayan Sunday, 04 February 2018 11:27 PM

    Fool them all too.

    Rohantha Sunday, 04 February 2018 11:29 PM

    Hon PM should charge sheet , AG for not acting when informed before.

    asoka Tuesday, 06 February 2018 08:19 AM

    JR time attorney general Nihal Jayawickrama also arrested during the rule of UNP

    Eds Monday, 05 February 2018 05:47 AM

    U should be arrested 1st for we have not forgotten your foot note magadiya

    Dave Monday, 05 February 2018 10:52 AM

    This man harsha should be shot. Damn lier. He was one of the first to defend mahendran bringing in various logic's and challenges .

    dana Monday, 05 February 2018 06:39 AM

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    Park Monday, 05 February 2018 06:44 AM

    I am of the opinion the time has come for a Cabinet reshuffle. PM Ranil should recommend to the President to appoint a new set of back bench UNP MPs as Cabinet Ministers replacing MPs who are accused of having robbed the government. Yes the accusations against the senior UNP MPs who are friends of the PM have not been proven, in politics if its suspected that alone is enough for the person accused to clear his or her name on his or her own. In order to do that they should step down and allow an investigation to follow. If proven they have not done anything wrong then it will only strengthen their political career. So Mr PM, its time for you to appoint back bench educated clean MPs as ministers and remove the accused UNP seniors from the Cabinet. This action will also improve your image which has been tarnished. You do not want history to say you left politics with dirt on your shirt.

    lion Monday, 05 February 2018 06:46 AM

    This was something unexpected in this system. All the years only in platform we heard the punishment for the corrupt cronies once the either party comes to power. Then it becomes history. Its appreciated and hoped this will continue until the corrupt are put behind bars. Can we imagine any of these investigations under Mara? The answer is absolute Know. We want to see him behind bars for the crime committed against humanity.

    ANTON Monday, 05 February 2018 06:51 AM

    NOT ARREST THEM ALL......... PUNISH THEM ALL

    Kadiya Monday, 05 February 2018 07:16 AM

    And ward them in the prison hospital pending bail and a safe passage abroad after that!!!

    MY FOOT ! Monday, 05 February 2018 07:28 AM

    THE FOOT (note) IS TALKING !

    Premalal Monday, 05 February 2018 07:32 AM

    Hello Dr. Harsha, is this a foot note or are you serious?

    Dan Monday, 05 February 2018 07:36 AM

    If UNP knew this was happening in 2011 why did they allow it to happen in 2015/16?You cannot fool all the people.all the time

    Premalal Monday, 05 February 2018 07:38 AM

    How about those who were referred to as RK, Ravi.K, RW, Hon. RW. AM. Should not they too be arrested?

    Sarath Monday, 05 February 2018 02:50 PM

    Actually bond commission report shows that RW is not party to the scam

    Karannagoda Monday, 05 February 2018 07:52 AM

    Harsha just lost his promotion. RW want forget.

    Banda Monday, 05 February 2018 08:26 AM

    After much hesitation and at long last, two buncos have been arrested. And the PM accepts that 'bond scam' is real and culprits must be punished. For over two years however, he had been insisting that it was an ordinary business and no fraud has ever taken place. An acolyte, Sujiva Senasinghe, MP even wrote a book to defend the 'bond scammers'. Not just that, COPE committee members scribbled foot notes to its report. Even the President said he had dissolved the parliament to prevent the 1st COPE report being public knowledge and thereby save the PM. Whatever Harsha says now, ‘yahapalana’ regime did it’s best to save the Bond Scamers. And the politician shareholders of the 'Bond Scam' enterprise remain free at large.

    OBSERVER Monday, 05 February 2018 09:09 AM

    DO NOT BE EXCITED.THEY MAY GRANTED BAIL IMMEDIATELY AND EVERYTHING'S WILL BE BACK TO NORMAL WITHIN FEW WEEKS.AT THE END NOTHING WILL BE HAPPENED.

    DJ Monday, 05 February 2018 09:12 AM

    Please do not forget that when Politicians give false promises, there should be a justice system the hang them too. This country has being lead by this rethoric for far too long a time

    Ajja Monday, 05 February 2018 09:18 AM

    Srilanka has become a Paradise full of Respectable rouges

    MP Monday, 05 February 2018 10:20 AM

    YES, POLITICIANS ARE RESPECTABLE ROGUES.

    yes Tuesday, 06 February 2018 08:53 AM

    @ MP, Yes true but only in SRI LANKA. They resort to all kind of robbery and then hold on to all portfolios

    Nalin Monday, 05 February 2018 09:30 AM

    Including RW who appointed CB governor , foot note gang, COPE members who called Arjun Aloysius too ?

    rajitha7 Monday, 05 February 2018 09:58 AM

    I think you should be the deputy leader.

    Harry Monday, 05 February 2018 02:05 PM

    You mean the CB Bond club?

    Nihal Monday, 05 February 2018 10:06 AM

    These all are a drama. Because of the up coming election.Nobody is going to the jail. Its Sri Lanka..

    mk Monday, 05 February 2018 10:32 AM

    Mr Harsha. Sounds like you just woke up from your sleep five days before the election!

    RMBSenanayake Monday, 05 February 2018 10:42 AM

    It is not arresting that is important but the filing of charges in Court. Why are charges being unduly delayed by the A.G. If he lacks staff he should hire them per assignment under his supervision for justice delayed is justice denied.

    Nihal Amarasekera Monday, 05 February 2018 10:59 AM

    While pretending to be happy it's obvious that he is irked that in front of the masses UNP and especially Ranil is found guilty.

    Sarath Monday, 05 February 2018 02:52 PM

    What nonsense Nihal... the bond commission report shows that RW is innocent

    Ceylon Monday, 05 February 2018 12:26 PM

    Arrest all theives not only this small fish.rajapaksa group stolen trillions.why not arrest them ?.because they paid billions for top leader.


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