I’ll file action against Ranil, Mangala: Bandula

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Cabinet spokesman, Minister Bandula Gunawardana said yesterday he would file a case in the Supreme Court challenging the economic and monetary decisions taken by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera and Treasury officials under the Yahapalanaya government.

"The current economic disaster faced by the Rajapaksa government is the legacy of the previous government. I expect to file a case against the actions of the Yahapalanaya government to prevent such repetition by a future government," he said. “Not only Mangala but former prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe must also take much of the blame for the destruction caused to the economy and the country. All these blunders, mistakes and shortcomings have taken place under Ranil’s nose. Therefore, he is the biggest culprit of this disaster.”

The minister said Ranil, Mangala and Treasury officials have misled Parliament with incorrect financial information and hoodwinked the legislature on this matter.

"In addition to seeking legal redress at the Supreme Court, I make a request to the legislature to appoint a select committee to go into these fraudulent acts,” the minister said.

He told a media conference that the Yahapalanaya government had offered contracts to thousands of development and reconstruction projects around the country without the approval of the legislature.

“If the Yahapalanaya government keen on developing the country it should have gone first to Parliament. After all this is public money. The Yahapalanaya government had not obtained parliamentary approval to allocate funds for these projects. That is why these projects have collapsed,” the minister said.

The government is following the footsteps of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa by keeping public expenditure to the barest minimum. There will be no posters, cutouts, floats, tamashas, parties, new vehicles and private buildings for state institutions. (Sandun A Jayasekera)

Pic by Kithsiri De Mel

  Comments - 15

  • Silly Saturday, 01 February 2020 09:46 AM

    Legal action? Which legal system are you talking of? There are many politicians who are already convicted including the former PM with evidence. Please do not fool the Sri Lankan voters anymore. They are all waiting to send all of you home this time. Enough is enough. 71 years of hoodwinking by mafia politicians.

    Sangaran Balasingam Saturday, 01 February 2020 09:51 AM

    What did Dr.Bandula do during the past 4.5 years as an opposition member?. He should have raised this issue then

    Anmanpan Saturday, 01 February 2020 09:51 AM

    Ah! All due to high interest loans for non productive projects. Now my friend, no money, no honey. All pavement talk. Face the reality and increase taxes.

    Proof Saturday, 01 February 2020 09:57 AM

    "I’ll file action against Ranil, Mangala: Bandula" My foot!! Please name a single Minister, President or PM that has been jailed in SL for corruption in the past 71 years. As long as this corrupt system is changed for ever nothing will happen. So please stop fooling the people. You all 225 are a Mafia playing the same game.

    Kumar Saturday, 01 February 2020 10:00 AM

    so you accept the present Government is facing a disaster?

    Jude Saturday, 01 February 2020 10:06 AM

    Hey Bandula, DON'T exhibit your ingnorantcy!!!

    Odin Saturday, 01 February 2020 10:20 AM


    Shiran Saturday, 01 February 2020 11:33 AM

    I guess to do what you just uttered need 2/3 majority?

    Russell Silva Saturday, 01 February 2020 11:46 AM

    Hi Bandula. The pot calling the kettle black. What a country we are in. We are not Born again.

    Pissa Saturday, 01 February 2020 11:55 AM

    Waiting to see your case. Be hurry.

    Ugly Lips Saturday, 01 February 2020 12:06 PM

    When you can not make decisions to push share prices (Before the election it was Rs. 6023, past 3 weeks below Rs. 6000 level). You are making idiotic comments. How about Rs. 2500 claim.

    Mr. 2500. Saturday, 01 February 2020 12:08 PM

    Be specific. No vague claims, you have a Ph D.

    june macapagal Saturday, 01 February 2020 02:09 PM

    Hi Bandula, are you talking sense or nonsense ?

    Yankee Dude Saturday, 01 February 2020 02:23 PM

    File and lets see how you are going to convict any rougue politricksters .

    Tinkiriya Monday, 03 February 2020 07:39 AM

    Where is your Thai prosti. Err, sorry! I meant escort!!!

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