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GL asks SLFP ministers to resign

1 November 2016 03:17 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The joint opposition said today the SLFP ministers in the Cabinet should resign without criticizing the Central Bank (CB) bond scam and former CB governor Arjuna Mahendran, who is responsible for the scam.

JO member G.L. Peiris said the SLFP Ministers shouldn’t continue to be a part of a Cabinet which was headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as he was directly backing Mr. Mahendran.

“The Prime Minister took the Treasury under his purview. Then he appointed Mr. Mahendran, a foreign national, as the CB Governor amid objections. Mahendran is only a cat’s paw. It’s the Premier and other high rankers who are responsible,” he said.

Mr. Peiris called for the resignation of the Prime Minister so as at make way for an impartial investigation and said the President should remove Mr. Wickremesinghe if he didn’t resign from the post.

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  Comments - 7

  • ralahamy Wednesday, 02 November 2016 04:28 PM

    This is a man of strong principle. He will join any party in power if he is given a minister's job. May be he is aiming to rejoin UNP and wants a vacant seat and a Minister's job. Or may be he really wants to help Ranil to have 100% UNP government with the resignation of SLFP ministers.

    Lokubalasoriya Tuesday, 01 November 2016 06:54 PM

    Look who is talking! A person who is not even an MP- a failure in politics who could not get elected!!

    raj Tuesday, 01 November 2016 07:40 PM

    Did you resign when Sri Lanka was facing war crime charges or when UN made a resolution to investigate war crime on Sri Lanka when you were foreign minister?

    raj Tuesday, 01 November 2016 07:41 PM

    Do you want to bring the dictator in power?

    Malli Wednesday, 02 November 2016 10:08 AM

    Good one GL then UNP can fill the void and run the affairs nicely, Because without SB and Stup... Dilan it will be so much better.

    daily boru Wednesday, 02 November 2016 10:58 AM

    Just like you resigned during NONIS affair.

    m,.perera Wednesday, 02 November 2016 10:59 AM

    Hey Prof. where were you when the former Governor and the entire regime robbed the country. Were you deaf, dumb and blind then ?M P

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