I was ousted as I refused to influence judiciary: Wijeyadasa

25 January 2020 08:23 am - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Government MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said yesterday he was removed from the post of justice minister during the UNP government because he refused to get the judiciary to handle various cases in its favour.

“I was removed as I refused to harass opposition politicians through the judiciary,” he said.

MP said the Constitutional Council also acted in a biased manner though it was appointed under the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.

“I suggested that DIG S.M. Wickramasinghe be appointed as the IGP when President Maithripala Sirisena sent three names. However, Pujith Jayasundera was ultimately appointed as UNP-led government at that time wanted someone loyal to them be appointed to the post,” he said. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 13

  • Andrew Silva Saturday, 25 January 2020 01:05 PM

    It was not because of that sir you were much more slippery than a Ann da fish.

    Innocent Saturday, 25 January 2020 01:11 PM

    Yeah the opposition politicians were saints , totally innocent.

    Chux Saturday, 25 January 2020 01:38 PM

    Not only you openly refused to take any high profile people who robbed our country in to the custody a shameful fellow

    W.Katugampola Saturday, 25 January 2020 02:50 PM

    I don't believe a word he says. He is known in political circles as double deal Rajapakse. He was sack because he refuse to expedite the bribery cases through courts in order to protect his Avanguard clients

    gayan Jayaweera Saturday, 25 January 2020 03:12 PM

    How about the Kotte Land?

    Darly Saturday, 25 January 2020 03:15 PM

    You are hypocrites. You were in the previous government protecting MR gang and now with them? Who trusts you?

    Sarath Saturday, 25 January 2020 03:18 PM

    We know how you acted during the coup, like a frog. And how you used your ministry to protect avant garde against prosecution. We will send you home next election

    ravin Saturday, 25 January 2020 03:29 PM

    Known people know about it very well. Just fool the unknown.

    Sisil Sudesh Saturday, 25 January 2020 04:17 PM

    2015 mandate was to take the many miscreants before the courts. Mr.WR impeded this process by various tactics such as delays, omissions and openly preventing procedures against his friends. His present day utterances are ridiculous.

    K . V Saturday, 25 January 2020 04:42 PM

    Who asked you please name them otherwise you are a liar

    Dr Indika Bandara Saturday, 25 January 2020 05:30 PM

    You were ousted because you were and is still corrupt !. Not a lot to say about that as everyone knows what kind of person you are.

    ranjit Saturday, 25 January 2020 06:30 PM

    Pole vaulted again. - A man with only one principle- pole vaulting for his personal ( financial) gains

    Dinta Saturday, 25 January 2020 07:31 PM

    No credibility in his claim, corrupt politician.


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