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The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said today, Anika Wijesuriya, a key witness in the Bond investigation had left the country due to death threats though the government said it had enabled an environment where anyone could criticize anyone without being subjected to intimidation.

SLPP Chairman Prof. G.L. Peiris said if it was not for Ms. Wijesuriya, the leasing out of penthouse by Arjun Aloysius in which former finance minister’s family resided in would not have come to light.

“This was a significant part of the investigation into Bond scam. A close relative of former minister Ravi Karunanayake had phoned and threatened the witness with death. In reality, sprats can be criticized but not sharks. When a shark is criticized, people receive death threats,” he told a news briefing.

He said the counsel of the Attorney General’s Department had bravely questioned and cross-examined all personnel who arrived at the Commission except for Ministers Kabir Hashim and Malik Samarawickrama.

“The two ministers were not questioned at all by the AG’s counsel. Asking brave questions revealed the truth about the Bond scam. When questions are not asked, it will affect the investigations. It is hard to think that the entire truth will be revealed now,” he said.

He said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe should also be questioned without being given a questionnaire to answer them in way of an affidavit.

Meanwhile, he said the police in the Northern Province is operated by the Tamil National Alliance (TNA). “The TNA, being the Opposition in Parliament, helps the government in delaying elections and the government rewards the TNA in return,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • Wildaku Friday, 20 October 2017 12:52 AM

    What is this old man saying??? Could he talk this way during his bosses rule???

    Yehiya Friday, 20 October 2017 03:18 PM

    He is the man enjoying lot of freedom.

    Dingy Friday, 20 October 2017 03:10 AM

    ha ha ha what a joke you are

    Kadiya Friday, 20 October 2017 05:46 AM

    If the freedom of expression means what this guy rambles on all the time I want none of it!!!!!

    umberto Friday, 20 October 2017 06:03 AM

    We are thankful that it stopped with the threat so Anika Wijesuriya was able to get out of the country, on the other hand was it during the time of GLP's regime ( the previous regime) she would be dead.

    Free One Friday, 20 October 2017 07:11 AM

    Dotard, you are allowed to say what you wish to say though, no one takes any interest now!!!!

    nick Friday, 20 October 2017 07:10 AM

    stop ur big talk u were in mara regime & acted like a puppet now talking big via DM Android App

    sobers Friday, 20 October 2017 07:25 AM

    During your period Witnesses were either killed or went missing without address. Do not shed crocodile tears. You are not fit for politics, retire!

    ananda Friday, 20 October 2017 05:09 PM

    TNA operating the Police in North-Surely this guys needs a permanent bed at Angoda

    ceylon Friday, 20 October 2017 06:47 PM

    mad proffessor. via DM Android App

    Bindu Friday, 20 October 2017 07:20 PM

    Nobody seems to be interested in reading or listening to what this Pohottu Amman's opinions. He is a dud coin to the whole country having done nothing. A dreamer. Bad omen to JO and Pohottu Party.

    medalankar de choppe Saturday, 21 October 2017 12:08 AM

    Me balla thama buranawade.Ko uge balyu thathta


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