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President interfered with high-profile probes: Sagala

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Former Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayake yesterday said there were instances in which President Maithripala Sirisena interfered with high-profile investigations.

“As a responsible Cabinet minister, I have never spoken in public about instances in which the President interfered with high-profile investigations. But if the wild allegations continue, I will be forced to divulge details on who interfered, when, where and how,” the MP tweeted.

He said the IGP Pujith Jayasundara's recent letter to Secretary Defence over transfer of CID officer Nishantha Silva clearly states President Sirisena had given the order.

“This is a clear example of the President's interference in action - a recurring habit these past three and half years. If there was corruption during the past three and half years, President Sirisena, head of the unity government and the Cabinet, has equally to share the blame. We welcome the appointment of a Presidential Commission, but insist the President is not made immune to the investigations himself,” he said.

 

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  • Siri de Alwis Monday, 26 November 2018 07:54 PM

    President is the greatest liar ever lived in Sri Lanka.Siri

    Real peace Monday, 26 November 2018 07:57 PM

    We knew it already! Now bring your facts and figures to charge this man with OBSTRUCTION OF COURSE OF JUSTICE

    dias Monday, 26 November 2018 07:58 PM

    I think all the cabinet meetings were presided over by the president. Therefore, he is equally responsible for the actions of the cabinet.

    Hari Mani Monday, 26 November 2018 07:59 PM

    Minister Sagala Ratnayake, why did you not stand up against it or make it public at that time or resign your post? It shows you were part of this vicious cycle of protecting criminals and corruption, failing to uphold law and order. We are smart enough to know that both the prime minister and president had been part of this syndicate protecting and encouraging corruption and criminals . The whole lot needs to be kicked out and a revolution carried out by the masses to get their country back from this criminals acting with impunity, thus encouraging the judicial and law

    BUSHEL Monday, 26 November 2018 08:01 PM

    NOW THESE COMMENTS AND RETALIATIONS AS TO WHO DID WHAT IS ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. NOW THIS HAS BECOME OLDEN DAYS ARGUMENTS IN THE SLUMS. I WILL TELL ALL THE SECRETS ETC...IT IS SHAME... ALL ROGUES RUINING THE COUNTRY. JUST GO FOR ELECTIONS

    Gon Sira Monday, 26 November 2018 09:58 PM

    Elections mona bambuwakata da. Gon Sira aanduwa neethiyen pita visiruwatada booruwo

    Mandy Monday, 26 November 2018 09:55 PM

    The President also says assets are sold by UNP but the two big ones Mattala Airport and H'tota Port were under SLFP Ministers Nimal Siripala Silva and Mahinda Samarasinghe and so under My3 Ministers.

    Zub Monday, 26 November 2018 09:56 PM

    If the President was so cut up with the UNP why the hell did he continue to have the unity Govt beyond its tenure of 2years?

    Namal Perera Monday, 26 November 2018 10:32 PM

    It is quite possible that cunning Politician Mahinda Rajapakse, the two time Ex President who disgraced the Presidency and shamelessly re-entered Parliament as a back bencher with the only intention of saving himself and family from atrocities committed by the family during the previous Regime, discovered something serious enough to blackmail President Sirisena.

    Mr. Wonderful Monday, 26 November 2018 10:37 PM

    Always knew that MS is not this innocent, honest villager he portrays himself to be. He's evil, he's corrupt and he's power hungry and the country has been fooled by this man. It's time to wake up Sri Lanka and kick this man out!

    Gamaya Monday, 26 November 2018 10:55 PM

    These conditions implies that you can do any crime and get rid of subsequent repucussions, if you could aligned with any of two major political parties, or jump other side in the worst case. Very bad precedence gentlemen for a just society. Under this conditions these politicians will do any crime for their own survival without either thinking of the country or her people.

    ghostlanka Tuesday, 27 November 2018 01:46 PM

    Good opportunity for Sagala to make hay while the sun shines from the International diplomats....well played. They say they are protectors of the media by glamorizing Lasantha W case,while on the underhand why should Sagala be worried about about the lead investigative officer being transferred or not.


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