Alleged corrupt deals of 20 ministers of previous regime

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The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) led Voice Against Corruption (VAC) is to lodge complaints with the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption against 20 ministers and officials of the previous regime on Thursday.

Convener VAC Wasantha Samarasinghe told Daily Mirror that they will actually handover files which contains corrupt deals of 20 ministers and high officials of the previous regime on February 5

Mr. Samarasinghe said they have to go through every details on the information they have received on the allegations to determine their accuracy.

Earlier VAC said it had received 2000 complaints regarding corrupt deals carried out by the powerful persons in the previous regime worth an unprecedented amount of Rs 1,300 billion ( Rs. 130,000 million) .

Mr Samarasinghe said there are complaints against the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and several ministers.

Coming up with some of these complaints he said they have received information on how the wife of a monitoring MP of the previous government had purchased shares in a company in Singapore.

He said they have also received a copy of an email sent to a Cabinet minister of the previous regime saying that a sum of US dollars 25 million had been deposited to his account as the agreed commission for a deal. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 9

  • sri Wednesday, 04 February 2015 05:20 AM

    All these allegations needs to be proved with solid evidence including thethe Coup .

    Jane hart Wednesday, 04 February 2015 01:29 PM

    Do not forget the JCP tactics in the past. Threatening and using whatever means to get power.

    Mevan Wednesday, 04 February 2015 05:36 AM

    Good show JVP, keep going!!!

    lanka putha Thursday, 05 February 2015 12:11 AM

    Keep up your good work and keep digging for more crooks

    Anura Wednesday, 04 February 2015 10:21 AM

    Good Job JVP......Keep it up !

    Dave Wednesday, 04 February 2015 02:37 PM

    Except JVP all are day light Thieves in the Past

    nomatata Wednesday, 04 February 2015 11:16 AM

    I thought the e-mail was sent by the Minister acknowledging the deposit..! That would be a "solid evidence". But considering as evidence an e-mail sent by anybody to that Minister saying the money is deposited as the commission may become a farce...!! Find right and tenable evidence without reducing all these allegations to a joke eventually. Nomatata

    JAY Thursday, 05 February 2015 08:30 AM

    where did wimal weerawansa come from the JVP?

    maf Wednesday, 04 February 2015 11:45 AM

    I think JVP should run the bribery commission and the CID

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