Found guilty by presidential commissions - UPFA, JVP asks what action taken

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The UPFA and the JVP today asked what action had been taken against the politicians found guilty by Presidential Commissions in cases such as the Bond Scam, Batalanda and by the Special Presidential Commission on major financial crimes.

UPFA MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara, speaking during the debate on the Commission of Inquiry (Amendment) Bill in Parliament asked what action had been taken against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe against whom the Batalanda Commission had recommended certain action.

House Leader Lankshman Kiriella in his response said Mr. Wickremesinghe was in fact acquitted of all charges by the Batalanda Commission.

JVP MP Sunil Handunetti later asked whether the amendment had a retrospective effect so that legal action could be taken against those who had been found guilty by various presidential commissions. He said incumbent Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa and MP Keheliya Rambukwella were found guilty by the Presidential Commission on serious frauds. He also inquired whether those who are found guilty in the bond scam could be penalized under the legislation.

“This piece of legislation is of no use if it does not have a retrospective effect as it would not be possible to penalize those who have been found guilty by various commissions in the past,” the MP said. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • TONY Tuesday, 22 January 2019 11:13 PM

    ADDING OF RETROSPECTIVE EFFECT"" IS VERY CRITICAL. DONT THINK OF THE FUTURE

    concern Tuesday, 22 January 2019 11:14 PM

    The action was taken to one individual Ravi K.He was given a ministry post !!.

    Ram Wednesday, 23 January 2019 01:48 AM

    If the parliamentarians are not agreed on retrospective teeth to the legislation at least pass it now to protect the country from future miscreants

    Nihal Amarasekera Wednesday, 23 January 2019 04:09 AM

    Sound logic.

    Gamini ABHYAEDEERA Wednesday, 23 January 2019 05:39 AM

    To name one - Ravi K. He should be prosecuted without delay.Not only he was found guilty by the Presidential commission but he also used his position to release vehicles without duty and also used his influence to make his company make money illegeally

    Cobra Wednesday, 23 January 2019 07:23 AM

    So only the Bond scam and Batalanda are thorns in Vasu's backside who conveniently forgets the crimes of his Godfather, his siblings and the rest of the 40 thieves???

    Sambo Wednesday, 23 January 2019 07:34 AM

    What about all the corruption, money laundering murders and stealing government money by the previous government. In 2015 this the promise to the nation by the current president but what happened to all these commissions. A waste of money. They are all back in power.

    Dee Wednesday, 23 January 2019 09:09 AM

    Or trying to get back in power, even to the extent of denouncing foreign citizenship!

    ICE Wednesday, 23 January 2019 08:53 AM

    If you scrutinize and analyze the news, all of them, inspite of the colour, they are all cultivating the news for an election. No action will be taken against enyone found guilty. All the court cases are an eye wash. All of a sudden we hear ADB/IMF/Japan granting us loans for all of a sudden projects. Once again, all of these politicians are fooling the citizens. Dear people, if the prosperity they are paining is true, just scrutinize the SLR Vs. US $. This will tell you where we are. But do they care. All what they want is to spend billions for an unwanted election(s). Wake up citizens.

    kudson Wednesday, 23 January 2019 09:02 AM

    as usual vasudeva does not know elbow from his .....

    kudson Wednesday, 23 January 2019 09:02 AM

    as usual vasudeva does not know his elbow from his .....

    Sunil Wednesday, 23 January 2019 09:43 AM

    I am glad to note that some action has been taken. Some of them, including bank robbers have been promoted.

    ex-JVP Wednesday, 23 January 2019 07:52 PM

    Does vasudewa have right to question on Batalanda ,why he didn't do so during 2005-2014 when he was a minister, due to our kith and kin lost during 88/89 we never associate with UNP, but new JVP, lead by recently born, they don't feel as us,


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