Penalize MPs who took money from Aloysius: JO

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Joint Opposition MP Shehan Semasinghe yesterday requested Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to take some action to prevent the MPs who had admitted that they have taken money from Perceptual Treasuries Limited (PTL) Owner Arjun Aloysius, from humiliating other MPs.

“Two members of Parliament have already said that they have accepted money from Aloysius. Statements made by these MPs could result in public generating a negative perception on other MPs. Therefore we request you to take some action to prevent this,” Mr. Semasinghe said.

Joint Opposition MP Ranjith Soysa said MPs who have actually accepted money from the PTL are in an attempt to cover up their misdeed by getting into the camp of those who have not made any deal with Aloysius.

He therefore told the Speaker to reveal the names of those who have transacted with the Perpetual Treasuries Chief.

MP Bandula Gunawardana said important issues in the country are going unnoticed as a result of the Bond issue and with the reports of MPs taking money from Aloysius.

"Government is to introduce a trade policy which is harmful to the nation and the House loses the opportunity of discussing other major issues because of the Bond drama,” he said. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 23

  • Saman Friday, 08 June 2018 09:13 AM

    Truth is they are jealous.

    joshua Friday, 08 June 2018 09:44 AM

    Ok...what about the biggest rogues in JO ? If action is taken in a fair manner, there will be many vacancies in the Parliament.

    Dennis Reeves Friday, 08 June 2018 11:16 AM

    Exactly if proper action is taken by Prez and PM, 70% of the JO looters will end up in Jail. Our nation's leaders are sloppy.

    Suck Friday, 08 June 2018 07:02 PM

    Prison hospital must be upgraded otherwise these thieves will creep into public hospitals

    Rasheed Friday, 08 June 2018 09:53 AM

    Why only from Aloysius, taking money from other Multi National Companies are allowed.

    Dee Friday, 08 June 2018 09:59 AM

    Don't spell it out too loud. You may not have speakers at your JO meetings. And to speak on behalf of JO in parliament.

    Wise Donkey Friday, 08 June 2018 10:29 AM

    Bribe or jarava from anybody is bad and not only from just one source. Most of the time it is given to someone to obtain something illegally or improper way. Outcast everyone on record to have accepted money from anyone not just Aloysius. Shit is a shit from anyone..

    SENA Friday, 08 June 2018 10:41 AM

    Careful... you are living in a glass house

    G.P.M. Gamage Friday, 08 June 2018 11:19 AM

    Believe me, even in the JO - they have taken money from Aloysius. I will relieve the names in the news papers next week.

    TONY Friday, 08 June 2018 10:41 AM

    50% OF THESE DONATIONS SHOULD BE TAXED AND THE MPS SHOULD BE DISMISSED IMMEDIATELY AND BANNED FROM CONTESTING FOR LIFE

    Unchikun Friday, 08 June 2018 10:47 AM

    What a hilarious comment. We need to penalize anyone taking money from anyone. What only Aloysius. I do not take any illegal money.

    Gamaya Friday, 08 June 2018 11:00 AM

    Hello Machang Manthri, be careful don't rush many more names to come. You also might be honoured - he he!Follow our Maha Raju, no talk, pocket wait and see.....

    SMR. Hemantha Friday, 08 June 2018 11:08 AM

    Hay JO guys (dam bloody looters) before pointing the fingers at others dust in the eyes, remove the logs from your eyes.

    F.R. Aponso (Lawyer) Friday, 08 June 2018 11:10 AM

    Anney... Anney... Joint Opposition members are saints !!! and others are sinners !!! Ha...Ha..ha...

    W.M. Weerasinghe Mudalalee Friday, 08 June 2018 11:14 AM

    Hay Ranjith Soyza can you deny that borrowed 10 lakhs from me for your election propaganda and still you did not return. Shut your dirty mouth you fellow.

    gamini Friday, 08 June 2018 03:57 PM

    it was Namal baba during your King's tenure that gave PTL the license when Cabral was CB Chief and together they looted the EPF funds. Please start from there

    Yeti Friday, 08 June 2018 05:34 PM

    OK that's because Aloysius was involved in the bond scam. But what about all those MPs and other VIPs who got funds from other Aloysiuses even in the JO???????

    malij Friday, 08 June 2018 06:54 PM

    Very good suggestion. But to be fair on all, the President must appoint a commission to look into the bond scams that had taken place prior to 2015 as recommended by the commission in their report and punish the MP's who had taken money at that time as well.

    Gratiaen. Saturday, 09 June 2018 01:22 PM

    What?Appoint a Commission?What is the use!That will be like the commission of which the report has been swept under the carpet.

    DN Friday, 08 June 2018 08:21 PM

    Is there a single MP in the parliament, who did not accept money from individuals or companies for his or her political campaign ?

    Sambo Friday, 08 June 2018 08:29 PM

    If that is the case we may have to close the parliament as every one has something to do with this person.

    Don Friday, 08 June 2018 08:33 PM

    If you penalize all MPs who had accepted bribes secretly, then you cant have a parliament.

    faizer Saturday, 09 June 2018 01:05 PM

    We can hire the parliament for functions and earn money....


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