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The Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) should not be dissolved as the UPFA too had complaints to lodge against officials of the current Government, UPFA MP Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena said.

Addressing a news conference held at former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Public Relations Office, he said they would lodge complains to the FCID against Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran, as well as the Secretaries of the Finance and Defence Ministries under a UPFA government.

"We too can benefit from the FCID, therefore we don't think it should be dissolved. The FCID today summons and questions MPs with the intention of avenging. People are summoned based on bogus allegations. We do not approve this. But, if the charges are proven, action should be taken against them," he said.

Commenting on the appointment of the Central Bank Governor, he said Mr. Mahendran should not be appointed for another term and that an honest, impartial official with integrity should be appointed to the position. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

 

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  • Cobra Tuesday, 14 June 2016 06:33 AM

    By the time FCID is done with there will not be any UPFA ministers to make any complaints to it!!!

    Sathees Tuesday, 14 June 2016 07:47 AM

    He is right, but will the complains on current MP's will be treated the same way as other cases? I doubt! Be that SLFP, UPFA, UNP all are crooks. Poor Sri Lankans!

    Chandu Tuesday, 14 June 2016 09:53 AM

    To me FCID is a platform to intimidate political opponents and those who supported them.Firstly this is not a independent body Secondly mandate for FCID is only to investigate crimes committed during MR's time only.What about the crimes being committed now.Isn't offering ministerial portfolios a indirect bribe? Crimes committed prior to MR's time?

    Premalal Monday, 13 June 2016 02:57 PM

    Why Nivad Cabraal is an honest and impartial officer so we can have him back

    nanda Monday, 13 June 2016 03:23 PM

    Why not the current Finance minister for prado case?

    T.MALLAWA Monday, 13 June 2016 04:42 PM

    Yapa is right, there are more complaints in the pipe line. These are against Ajith Nivard Cabraal, P.B.Jayasundera, and the core group of the Joint Opposition against whom, many complaints are yet to come.

    Sharon Monday, 13 June 2016 04:50 PM

    Good one Yapa... Ha ... ha...

    Onlooker Monday, 13 June 2016 05:13 PM

    These may come up in the 30th century I suppose

    Pontil Monday, 13 June 2016 07:07 PM

    They will be held in engalthe kingdoms court. ! Land of kambahoru..

    Nanasiri Monday, 13 June 2016 07:13 PM

    Law and order in Sri Lanka is mockery. Hedonists in the Parliament are enjoying fruits of their deceits planted just prior to our independence.


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