Prez has power to disclose names of the 118: Gammanpila

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Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) leader and MP Udaya Gammanpila said today there was no legal barrier to disclose the names of the 118 individuals who had obtained funds from Arjuna Aloyisus and pointed out that President Maithripala Sirisena had the power to order their release.  

He claimed there was political pressure that prevented the names being released.

“A Presidential Commission does not possess the authority to give orders to the President. It makes recommendations. Hence, the President has the power to release the full report of the Presidential Commission on the controversial bond scam,” the MP said.   

“We can’t fathom as to why President's Secretary Austin Fernando sought the Attorney General’s opinion on releasing the full report when the President has the power on that,” Gammanpila added. (Sheain Fernandopulle)


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  Comments - 15

  • Upul Monday, 04 June 2018 04:40 PM

    The president has a moral obligation to release those names of the people who were indirectly involved in robbing the CB. What a bunch of crooks are running the SL government.

    Ex-Voter Tuesday, 05 June 2018 07:25 AM

    Will you please make public all the names of the people who gave you Rs. 100/- each and how you spent that dana?

    Danuka Monday, 04 June 2018 04:40 PM

    you have no right to talk about it mr office boy, return the 7million dollars you stole from you boss.

    Mohan Tuesday, 05 June 2018 07:36 AM

    Two wrongs don't make a right. Gammanpilla's issue is not the subject here even though he too is a crook. That does not make it right for the Prez to keep from exposing these cheap crooks who plundered the poor man's money

    Dee Monday, 04 June 2018 05:02 PM

    It is a shame when a person who looted millions in dollars (not 1 mil LKR for a campaign) talk about bond reports.

    Saman Tuesday, 05 June 2018 08:25 AM

    Don't try to justify current thefts because of previous regime did the same. This is why this country not going anywhere.

    Rasheed Tuesday, 05 June 2018 09:58 AM

    Exactly Saman, the Government was changed to catch the previous thieves, but the present Government is worse than previous Govt.

    Manel Monday, 04 June 2018 06:00 PM

    Coming to think it, about 70% of politicians have committed robbing. Unfortunately the very same robbers are given nominations to contest at the next election. Can we progress as a nation with robbers leading the country.

    Palli Kanda Tuesday, 05 June 2018 10:44 AM

    And can you believe that these same rogues we invite to our sons/daughters wedding and make them the attesting witness.

    rupert Tuesday, 05 June 2018 11:48 AM

    Quite right. People should not vote for any politico who was in power for last two decades as all of them are responsible for the disastrous situation of this country.

    Waco Tuesday, 05 June 2018 07:21 AM

    My3 is protecting rouges and it is a known fact. That is why he is not appointing Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka as the Mnister incharge of Law and Order.

    Sangaralingham Tuesday, 05 June 2018 08:38 AM

    All names must be published in all languages for the whole country go politicians behsve

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 05 June 2018 08:56 AM

    Like u didn't have the balls to speak out against criminality during Rajapakse regime, Sirisena also does not have the balls now. All cowards.

    smartgent Tuesday, 05 June 2018 11:09 AM

    He is also one of the big crook, who stole money from his boss. He should be arrested and put behind bars. People should not take what this bloke says seriously. He should barred from seeking election next time

    M.O.Daya Tuesday, 05 June 2018 05:23 PM

    Gembanpila is so confident, may be because he begged from Aloysious and was chased away. Now, Gembanpila, what about the Australian scandal?

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