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Marapana Committee: Report to be submitted to UNP working committee

1 February 2018 01:06 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


UNP General Secretary Kabir Hashim said in a statement yesterday that the Tilak Marapana headed Committee report on the PCoI findings will be handed over to the Working Committee in February.

The statement said:

"In the Report of the Commission of Inquiry on the issuance of Treasury Bonds, there are no findings against any member of the United National Party including MP Ravi Karunanayake in regard to the issuance of Treasury Bonds. But, however, the Commission of Inquiry has decided that the Attorney General and the Bribery Commission should determine whether action should be taken against MP Karunanayake under the Bribery Act or other appropriate legislation in respect of their findings that he had derived a substantial benefit from the lease payments made by Walt and Row Associates (Pvt) Ltd., which is an associate company of Perpetual Treasuries Ltd., owned and controlled by the same persons who owned and controlled Perpetual Treasuries Ltd.

The Commission has also stated that the Attorney General or other appropriate authorities could also consider whether the evidence given by MP Karunanayake is shown to have been incorrect and in that case whether there are grounds for prosecution under Section 179 and or under Section 188 of the Penal Code or other relevant provisions of the law, read with Section 9 of the Commission of Inquiry Act No. 17 of 1948.

In view of this, the Committee appointed by the United National Party Leader has recommended that until a finality is reached by the Attorney General or the Bribery Commission that no legal action is to be filed against MP Karunanayake or if such action is instituted, until the conclusion of such action, steps should be taken to ensure that he should not exercise any duties as an assistant leader of the United National Party."

  Comments - 7

  • Premalal Thursday, 01 February 2018 07:05 AM

    Maybe Gamini Marapona who appeared for Arjun Aloysius would make a significant contribution to this report. Who is Thilak Marapona anyway? The guy who had to resign from his portfolio due to conflict of interest. The UNP seem to finding difficult to get one clean person with a semblance of credibility.

    cheers Thursday, 01 February 2018 08:21 AM

    Reports are no good action is what required. PM, Ravi and Mahendra have even disappeared from the country.

    Sunil Thursday, 01 February 2018 11:34 AM

    Bit by little bit, the UNP is coming closer to learning a lesson it will never forget.

    Lord Wolfstein Thursday, 01 February 2018 01:52 PM

    A clear and correct statement without any election propaganda.

    Buddhi Perera Thursday, 01 February 2018 02:43 PM

    If Ravi has to leave his position for getting a penthouse from Arjun A, why is the godfather of the whole project - Ranil spared?

    sw Thursday, 01 February 2018 03:30 PM

    What is the use of your committees and reports? People would not like to be fools anymore. So it is pointless trying to fool people anymore!

    surath720 Thursday, 01 February 2018 04:34 PM

    .pray, then, WHO has been found guilty for the scam?!

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