The 16 SLFPers vow to expose frauds in Govt.

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Former Minister Chandima Weerakkody said today the 16 former SLFP ministers, state and deputy ministers who quit the yahapalana government would soon expose the frauds and misdeeds of the members of the government.

When asked why they were now going public with these allegations, he said they were earlier bound by collective Cabinet responsibility and the concept of decency and therefore were not in a position to expose the wrongdoings of the SLFP and UNP members in the Cabinet.

The MP said the SLFP Central Committee was expected to meet last night at the official residence of President Maithripala Sirisena and approve their stance on this matter.

When asked why these 16 SLFPers voted for the no-confidence motion having been members of this government for more than two years, he said it was the SLFP that made every effort to highlight the Central Bank bond scam.

“It was the UPFA General Secretary and Minister, Mahinda Amaraweera who first complained to the Bribery Commission about the bond scam. Then we were instrumental in urging the President to appoint a 11-member parliamentary committee to probe the scandal. The no-confidence motion was based on the recommendations of that committee,” the MP said.

He said the meeting between the President and three members of the group of 16 SLFP MPs in London was a success, the MP said the discussions were focused on the future of the SLFP and that of the 16 former SLFP ministers, state and deputy ministers.

He told a media conference the three SLFPers had informed the President that they would sit as an independent group in Parliament from May 8 when it is re-convened.

“The 16 of us will sit in Parliament as an independent SLFP group under the President. Despite speculation by certain media groups, none of us would join the UNP or the SLPP. But I hope a number of UNP members will join us on the 8th,” the MP said.

He said the sole objective of the SLFP rebel group was to topple the yahapalana government before 2020 or form a SLFP government after the 2020 general election. (Sandun A Jayasekera)

  Comments - 25

  • Gamaya Tuesday, 24 April 2018 09:14 PM

    Mr Chandima, Very good. However, please start by exposing yourself and the gang of sixteen.

    Saman Tuesday, 24 April 2018 09:16 PM

    As long as these guys in the government those frauds are OK. Lets say those frauds are real and provable.. what happen next.. probably few more debates in the parliament and that's it. All the politicians in this country immune to law. That's the truth.

    Sam Tuesday, 24 April 2018 09:24 PM

    SLFP. I remember that name, didn't they used to be a political party once in Sri Lanka?

    ANTON Tuesday, 24 April 2018 09:25 PM

    SO WHAT....... AS USUAL THEY WILL BE ARRESTED , SENT TO FCID, REMANDED, ...... RE- REMANDED WHEN NECESSARY, WARDED IN PRISON HOSPITAL AND FINALLY RELEASED ON BAIL.

    R.Anthony Tuesday, 24 April 2018 09:43 PM

    The Kettle calling the Pot BLACK. Lol

    Upul Tuesday, 24 April 2018 09:54 PM

    This is BS. If you knew that there were frauds happening in the Govt. where you guys were a part, then as a decent,honest person you should have exposed them earlier. Why only now, when you guys are chased away? My view is most of the politicians these days are totally corrupt and people are aware of that.

    JD Tuesday, 24 April 2018 09:55 PM

    First expose the corruption's you guy's were involved.Before pointing others.You guy's are good for nothing politician's.

    Kumara Dharmarathne Tuesday, 24 April 2018 10:13 PM

    That's good,because you can start off exposing frauds of your own 16 colleagues. Don't think that people of this country are dumb idiots. At times,they are more intelligent than you guys. Don't forget that.

    TONY Tuesday, 24 April 2018 10:23 PM

    WE ARE NOT SURPRISED AT ALL. WE ALL KNOW THAT MPS ARE ALL CROOKS. THIS IS A SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS IN THE AUGUST ASSEMBLY

    GC Tuesday, 24 April 2018 10:26 PM

    He tells about discussions with the President, including in London, about the future of the SLFP. When can the President concentrate on the future of the country, instead of that of SLFP. Why don't you guys stop behaving like cry-babies and let the President and PM have some peace to take the country forward?

    GC Tuesday, 24 April 2018 10:29 PM

    He is going to talk about frauds and misdeeds. This is very welcome so that we know who is good and who is bad. However, I hope by going to talk about corruption within the government, to which they were party, they will not shoot themselves.

    Jay Tuesday, 24 April 2018 10:29 PM

    So you decide to expose frauds only after you lost the NCM? If there were frauds you should have left the government at that time. You are another joker.

    Rio Tuesday, 24 April 2018 10:38 PM

    i dont think 365 days would be enough to expose the corruption of this gaja mithuru kalli government

    HECTOR Tuesday, 24 April 2018 10:46 PM

    You will not be success on both but you will be not elected again. Why you could not disclose any during your previous Govt? Were they including you, upasakas? Never rob?

    VJ Tuesday, 24 April 2018 11:01 PM

    You should have resigned before you voted in favor of the NCM. You now have no credibility or integrity. You are answerable to the people. It is your duty to expose corruption in the government. You are just trying to save face since your conspiracy against the government backfired.

    Kumar Tuesday, 24 April 2018 11:10 PM

    Sir, we are all ears. Please start delivering the goods that might help voters at the next election.

    ravin Tuesday, 24 April 2018 11:15 PM

    Good on you. Better if it with past and present.

    Gem Tuesday, 24 April 2018 11:34 PM

    What decency in hiding courruptions against citizens? Only reason we can see is that you were also a part of it hence not divulged. Now you are coming forward because your share has been halved.

    Lord Wolfstein Wednesday, 25 April 2018 09:46 AM

    Greed, jealousy, resentment and self-interest govern this country

    Fox and grapes Wednesday, 25 April 2018 10:10 AM

    Same story of fox and the grapes,where fox could not get the height enough to jump and get the tasty grapes ended saying the grapes are sour and went back,means you should have the talent to work for your mother land and it is gift of the God! but wrong doing is the curse you are digging for yourown generation.

    HIran Wednesday, 25 April 2018 10:27 AM

    I'm pretty sure collective cabinet responsibility and decency does not cover criminal acts.

    Ronnie Bugger Wednesday, 25 April 2018 10:27 AM

    Let he who is without sin, let him cast the first stone.

    Thattaya Wednesday, 25 April 2018 11:47 AM

    That said for humans not for animals.

    Sincere Wednesday, 25 April 2018 11:48 PM

    We will accept it provide you first come out with their own frauds!

    Voter Thursday, 26 April 2018 03:53 PM

    Most of the MPs as stated by others above are crooks. Even Mr Clean has kept a blind eye on the CB Bond scam even defended it at Diyawannawa. Your talk of exposure has no value and if you have evidence expose now.


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