MR unlikely to report to the BC

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is unlikely to report to the Bribery Commission (BC) though it had summoned him to do so on April 24, his spokesman Rohan Weliwita said today.

However, he said Mr. Rajapaksa was awaiting a proper response from the Bribery Commission because he is unaware as to why he had been summoned and the name or names of those who filed the complaint against him.

“The Commission should inform him of all the details with regard to the allegations because the former president is only aware that he has been asked to report to the Commission to record a statement,” Mr. Weliwita said.
He said Mr. Rajapaksa’s lawyers would check what the allegations were and the name or names of who had complained to the commission.

Mr. Weliwita said the former president had decided not to report to the Bribery Commission if it failed to provide the details of the complaint before April 24.

Earlier, news reports stated that the BC would record a statement from the former president over a fraudulent document produced by former Health Minister Tissa Attanayake during the presidential election and about the portfolio granted to him no sooner he joined the then government after quitting the UNP. (Piyumi Fonseka)

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  • Mr Fassey Monday, 20 April 2015 07:43 PM

    Maybe your logic will hold up in middle eastern or arab country, but not in sri lanka. Here you are innocent until PROVEN guilty. He has absolutely no obligation to give evidence against himself.

    Kurupara Monday, 20 April 2015 07:46 PM

    If a C J can be summoned to appear before B C, then Ex- President too can be summoned, and he too should go and give a statement. No one is above the Law. If he refuses and NO Action is taken then any one can refuse to go to B C in the future.

    weere Monday, 20 April 2015 04:29 PM

    you must be a LTTE supporter

    foodcenter Monday, 20 April 2015 07:59 PM

    If MR did what he wanted above the law when he was in power. he is having a now a problem to face what real lawis. May be he should be educated of the laws in the country

    Mm Monday, 20 April 2015 04:36 PM

    Yan, you must be the hang man in prison!

    Fassey Monday, 20 April 2015 04:44 PM

    MR as a past President is giving a bad example by evading the BC. He is guilty that is the reason he scared to go.

    gigurawa Monday, 20 April 2015 08:10 PM

    Nvin before you do that can our treasury recover the loot from Mahendran and his family; not a small sum- 42 Billion rupees. Can you plead with your paymasters Ravi and Ranil to get this money back. as your boss Ravi is trying to get loans through treasury bonds to meet the pay hike awarded by Ranil and Co .

    Dharshini Tuesday, 21 April 2015 11:43 AM

    Shame on him lying spirit

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 20 April 2015 08:55 PM

    Just who does he think he is. He is still under the delusion that he is a King who is above the law. This is nothing but poetic justice for what he had done to General Fonseka.

    Esala Monday, 20 April 2015 09:01 PM

    age wairaya in acction.

    ish Monday, 20 April 2015 05:23 PM

    මෙතන කතා කරන අය දන්නවාද මහින්දව ගේන්න හදන ඇත්ත හේතුව?

    Village Man Monday, 20 April 2015 02:59 PM

    Good move. Hell with these yahapalana media circus.

    Yan Monday, 20 April 2015 03:06 PM

    Go to his house and drag him out. And Put him in High Security Prison. After Investigations hang him.

    Abraham Monday, 20 April 2015 03:07 PM

    I like your name! Yes, Absolutely good move! He knows he will be going to prison for bribing Tissa for the crossover to govt.

    Sri Wickrama Monday, 20 April 2015 03:08 PM

    Does he still think that he is above the law ?

    Chandima Monday, 20 April 2015 09:47 PM

    SF was a biggest selfish crook who brought all the attention with his stupid white flag story. His prison term was not enough for this crime he puts all of us through everyday!

    Krisnan Monday, 20 April 2015 03:10 PM

    How can he be too smart trying to be above the law ? We request treat same way for all robbers from law authorities. We will do balance at next general election

    nalaka Monday, 20 April 2015 03:12 PM

    so MR is not abiding by the law

    max Monday, 20 April 2015 03:19 PM

    if MR bribed Tissa A with a ministerial portfolio what should BC do to the current president who has bribed some of the SLFP MPs in the same way recently?

    Gamarala Monday, 20 April 2015 05:50 PM

    Like what they did to SF.

    Yaha Monday, 20 April 2015 03:22 PM

    He should be mindful that how he dragged SF for no proper reason.

    Dayawathie Monday, 20 April 2015 03:24 PM

    Yan, what sort of person are you. ?. After investigation hang him you said. That means whether guilty or not just hang him. Is that what you mean.?.

    Baal Monday, 20 April 2015 05:56 PM

    Aney Aney kiyannako aththa aney apita. Oya dannawanam.

    raj Monday, 20 April 2015 10:27 PM

    if it was in US, the even president would oblige to present to the commission. Sri Lank need to change the law that allow citizens to file cases to anyone even if they are higher level people.

    Naga Ramalingam Monday, 20 April 2015 10:27 PM

    If offering one ministerial post to Tissa is an offence, what about offering posts to several questionable people to get their support to the present regime. Some of these new ministers have a bad record of corruption too.

    de silva Monday, 20 April 2015 03:33 PM

    Since when is the BC oblidged to give the names of the people who complained against him. Does he want to send white vans again?

    raj Monday, 20 April 2015 10:34 PM

    According to witness protection act, people who made complaints are protected. Therefore, their names should be withheld. Releasing their name put them in danger.

    ramzee Monday, 20 April 2015 03:37 PM

    Its too late to drag Horapaksha to the bribery commission

    raj Monday, 20 April 2015 10:36 PM

    once the names of those filed complained, they may be targeted by white van thugs if there is any changes in the power dynamics. So please do not disclose their name by considering the past incidents of white van abduction.

    Senator Monday, 20 April 2015 10:37 PM

    Why should he want to report to anyone when there are no specific charges against him? He does not have to report on hearsay basis.

    Prem Nath Monday, 20 April 2015 10:52 PM

    When there are no specific charges why does he want to report to anyone only on hearsay basis?

    kukula Monday, 20 April 2015 03:55 PM

    drag MR if he refuses to report to BC.

    TONY Monday, 20 April 2015 11:00 PM

    MR WANTS THE NAMES OF THE COMPLAINANTS SO THAT HE CAN TAKE REVENGE THROUGH HIS CLAN IN THE FUTURE

    Toiya Monday, 20 April 2015 04:00 PM

    We also understand now that this yahapalane is a curse!!!

    Thush Monday, 20 April 2015 06:31 PM

    Have you seen him taking money ??? U guys just follow someones gosips no facts...such a bunch of fools.... He saved all from terror thats why all the jokers forgot what he has done....he should have let LTTE taken the country....

    Premalal Monday, 20 April 2015 04:15 PM

    The current President is no match for MR even without power. Very soon he will be back in the saddle. What disaster.

    Bala Monday, 20 April 2015 04:18 PM

    Hey Hey Stupid. Giving portfolios at election time is a bribe while normally there is no crime. Sad you do not understand this.

    navin Monday, 20 April 2015 04:23 PM

    since he won the war we can give him a excuse. but need to get back all the money he took from poor sri lanka with interest. and all the car, clothes, travel expenses for their son should be charged and taken back. all his relatives in top role without any qualification should be jailed. If this all happens then we can forgive mahinda the prison term or else jail him.

    Bala Monday, 20 April 2015 04:23 PM

    He is a normal citizen now and not above the law.And he will get due respect if he respets the law and gets off his high horse. Respect has to be earned by good lawful conduct.

    James Monday, 20 April 2015 04:25 PM

    By refusing to front the Bribery Commission, MR is insulting all Sri Lankans!

    Bala Monday, 20 April 2015 04:26 PM

    Giving all these details beforehand can set a bad precedent if the law does no allow it.


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