Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said today he did not accept the report of the Presidential Commission to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) because it was presented with political bias.
He said this in parliament in response to a statement made by Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera, who said that the PRECIFAC report had held Mr. Rajapaksa and several others responsible of misappropriating millions of rupees belonging to the ITN.
The opposition leader said those who gave evidence at the inquiry had said it was the ITN which owed him money.
Responding to a question asked about the tense situation at ITN, the minister said those who had come forward to protect the ITN were silent when malpractices occurred in the institution during the previous regime.
He said if Mr. Rajapaksa did not accept the PRECIFAC report, he should tell it to the President who appointed the commission.
"If you do not accept it, tell it to your best friend. This is not our report. We are not involved in preparing it," the minister said.(Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)
Samantha Wednesday, 9 January 2019 20:56
If something is not favorable to him , he don't agree and not accept. It doesn't matter even a court order.
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Unchikun Wednesday, 9 January 2019 21:04
Now Now Now, how are we to believe the Presidential Commission report on the Bond Scam. It could be also political or Maharaja motivated.
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ali Wednesday, 9 January 2019 21:13
I deny it, I don't know, I am not aware of it, I cannot remember.
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Ghost Thursday, 10 January 2019 05:59
How can he accept it when he's one of the main players involved in it?????
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Tudor Thursday, 10 January 2019 06:35
Time has passed just to talk about those in the parliament. Legal proceedings required before even that get too late.
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Nilhan Jayawardene Thursday, 10 January 2019 06:42
Rouges never admit.
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gamini Thursday, 10 January 2019 10:23
does he accept the supreme court verdict
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amaraweera Thursday, 10 January 2019 11:13
Such people have a day as long as we have servile people in this country.
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Casanova Thursday, 10 January 2019 11:53
What is the difference between MR and a mad Dog?The latter is peaceful and sleeps at night.
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Andrew Thursday, 10 January 2019 12:23
This man is a pathetic person, just look at his framed certificates one President of Sri Lanka, Two member of parliament, Three Prime Minister, Four member of parliament, Five opposition leader.
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Vasa Thursday, 10 January 2019 12:42
MR has no no selfrespect and a King of of Deceipt and he can never tell the truth.
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Dee Thursday, 10 January 2019 17:06
Never came across a rougue who likes to be called a rougue. So I stand by his statement!
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Kalu Thursday, 10 January 2019 20:31
Alibaba of the 40 thieves
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