Video: Avant Garde: Statement by two ministers not opinion of Govt. Rajitha

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Cabinet Spokesman and Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said today the statements made by two ministers in parliament on the Avant-Garde floating Armoury did not in anyway reflect the opinion of the Government on the matter.

Law and Order Minister Thilak Marapana on Wednesday told parliament that the police raid on the Avant-Garde floating armoury was similar to the millennium city affair in 2002.

Dr. Senaratne said this was not the opinion of the Cabinet or the government on this matter and that Minister Marapana and Law and Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe had been heavily criticised by Cabinet ministers for defending Avant-Garde.

“Even Minister Rauff Hakeem asked the Cabinet meeting as to how two ministers could make such statements in parliament without the consent of the Cabinet. When they make such statements, they could be considered as the opinion of the government. It’s a regrettable to hear them defending various companies in parliament. This sets a bad precedent,” Minister Senaratne said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • S.P.RAMKUMAR Saturday, 07 November 2015 02:38 PM

    Dr. Rajitha, it is your opinion, Law and order minister told in parliament, then you had to tell this at the time, Why are you playing with this for your political agenda,

    pradeep Saturday, 07 November 2015 03:36 PM

    Rajitha Senaratne is absolutely correct.Wijedasa Rajapakse should resign immediately or else the UNF will collapse for definte,BBC is scheduled to do a broadcast on Monday night

    Nehe Friday, 06 November 2015 07:00 PM

    This is just a ploy by the government with the help of Red Elephant to appoint a political AG department. That way they can imprison half the opposition and continue their frauds.

    Justice Friday, 06 November 2015 07:40 PM

    Mr Marapana had a conflict of interest in this matter being the Minister in charge of investigations and also representing the parties involved as legal consultant in the past. The Government will do better without people who had private interest being nominated and appointing as cabinet ministers. People expect a lot from Mr Wikramasinghe and the yahapalanaya government and they avoid following the previous government although most of the members of the previous government have been made cabinet ministers.

    Goliwog Friday, 06 November 2015 08:24 PM

    Yes, Rajitha I agree with you. These two ministers need to be removed from the cabinet as soon as possible. The are now history.

    YAMAYS Friday, 06 November 2015 08:25 PM

    So, who are in Govt. Is it Anura Kumara ? This is Dittsdamma Wedeniya kamma

    vithura Friday, 06 November 2015 08:28 PM

    Such ministers with vested interest should be reprimanded by the Prime Minister and the President and the portfolio of Marapana removed due to conflicting interest of being the Minister for Law and Order and appearing for the party accused of wrong doing on the said matter.

    peeko Friday, 06 November 2015 08:50 PM

    what is your opinion? That Avant Garde should be closed down so India can get into this lucrative business?

    Ravi Friday, 06 November 2015 09:56 PM

    Cabinet is one body and has to be united for that body to function. These two are gangrene that needs to be amputated for the body to function.


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