Persons larger than Mahendran will stand in witness box: President

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President Maithripala Sirisena said persons larger than Arjuna Mahendran will stand in the bond scam witness box in the coming days with the legal documents to bring back the prime suspect of the Central Bank bond scam had been completed.

He said a certain politician said in Kuliyapitiya that the UNP made a blunder in 2015 by choosing a wrong man as the common presidential candidate but this time it would not do that mistake again and if the UNP did that blunder again the people would make them walk on the street naked.

“I like to tell that man that if I did not save the country from foreign influence, the selling of national assets to foreigners and destroying the country’s dignity by sacking the Prime Minister and replacing him with Mahinda Rajapaksa, this particular man would have not had even his loincloth,” the President said.

Addressing the SLFP's 68th Annual Convention at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium, the President said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe must take the full responsibility for repeatedly postponing provincial council elections.

“According to what the Supreme Court has told me it is the delay in submitting the report by the three-member review committee led by the Prime Minister is the main obstacle to conducting the PC polls. Right now, no one knows when the PC polls could be held,” he said.

The President said the elite class-led governance had destroyed the country economically, spiritually and financially.

He said neoliberal policies had a cancerous effect on each and every sector of the country and asked the people to be vigilant and put an end to these policies and politicians if the country was to rise up and progress.

“Parliamentarians are corrupt, provincial councillors are corrupt, pradeshiya sabha members are corrupt. It is extremely difficult to get the approval for a building plan without paying millions of rupees as gratification to officials and politicians. The few in the elite political class has done much harm to the country. The need of the hour is to elect humane, patriotic, educated gentlemen to political office in place of corrupt, selfish and arrogant politicians,” the President said. (Sandun Jayasekera)

 

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  • Anmanpan Tuesday, 03 September 2019 07:09 PM

    Nice, get the main culprits on the dock for the next Presidential elections. The only way to get rid of the public menace.

    W.Edwin Perera Tuesday, 03 September 2019 07:12 PM

    When the very top is corrupt, those below follow his footsteps. These remarks are made only for Campaigns. Why

    shan Tuesday, 03 September 2019 07:12 PM

    Mr MS, you are the Prez, and if you knew exactly where the corruption was, why did you not act to root out that with the corrupt fellows being punished?

    Jude Tuesday, 03 September 2019 07:23 PM

    Hey you can put Abu Bakr Al-Badhdadi in the stand, BUT putting behind bars is the important part!!??? Yeah !!!

    Yoga Tuesday, 03 September 2019 07:24 PM

    The firstname starts with 'R'?

    Sarath Tuesday, 03 September 2019 07:35 PM

    You are the most corrupt, selfish and arrogant politician. Even the supreme court has held that you violated the constitution during the coup!

    Dee Tuesday, 03 September 2019 07:45 PM

    Oh! So scary!

    Jude Tuesday, 03 September 2019 07:48 PM

    So Who are the big fish prosecuted so far!???? Huh!!

    nimal aiya Tuesday, 03 September 2019 08:06 PM

    Sajith is the man chase all these other culprits

    Tikiri Tuesday, 03 September 2019 08:13 PM

    "Bomb Scam" !!!!

    mackie noohuthambi Tuesday, 03 September 2019 08:35 PM

    sha, what a president of sri lanka, sirisena, how long had you been silenced by the ex president, you utterred if he were re elected you would have been behind the bars, please return to 2015 and check up your mind. sir, please add yourself also in the list of culprits. dont try to escape. you had a dinner with the ex president in the night, and betrayed him in the morning, telling the whole world you were the opposition candidate for presidency. history cannot be re written, even after thousand years. but you can twist the history.

    Eran Tuesday, 03 September 2019 11:14 PM

    One or two people with R as initials.

    Ralahamy Wednesday, 04 September 2019 06:20 AM

    You stand in front of the mirror, and declare, "YOU ARE BEST AND MOST HONORABLE MAN ON THIS EARTH" We have been watching you for the last five years to realize that you are in your final stage. We have no sympathy for people like you.

    Venom Wednesday, 04 September 2019 06:54 AM

    Who can be larger than 'yours truly'???


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