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Marapana Committee worse than Pitipana Committee: JVP

20 January 2018 10:37 am - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


JVP MP Sunil Hadunnetti said yesterday the appointing of a committee headed by Minister Tilak Marapana to recommend action in the event any UNPer was involved in the Central Bank bond scam was worse than appointing the Pitipana Committee to probe bond scam.

He said the minister was the first person in the present government to resign from his portfolio because of his alleged involvement in Avant-Garde incident and was a national list MP appointed by UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe.

“Will the minister hold the Prime Minister, who brought him to parliament, responsible for the scam? Mr. Marapana’s brother is the lawyer appearing for Perpetual Treasuries Ltd on behalf of Arjun Aloysius. It is like “Horage Ammagen Pena Ahanawa Wage” How we can expect any justice from him,” the MP said.

He said any attempt to clear anyone from the bond scam would further establish their involvement in the scam.

“Every attempt made to get away from the scam has been futile. It will further establish their involvement in the scam. If the recommendations of the Bond Commission were implemented, all the politicians and officials held responsible by the commission would be found guilty,” the MP said.

He said if the COPE committee had not revealed the scam and made its recommendations, this scam would have been swept under the carpet. (Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 12

  • Thengai Srinivasan Saturday, 20 January 2018 12:06 PM

    Dont shout from roof tops no one can hear you! Thank PM for selecting you as COPE Chairman and have some gratitude without back biting.

    Jayantha Peris Sunday, 21 January 2018 04:18 PM

    Why should anybody show gratitude fordoing an official duty. Handunetthi is honourable MP.

    Sunil Saturday, 20 January 2018 12:23 PM

    The case has not been heard yet by this committee, but the verdict has been reached. That is the way with this Yahapalanaya regime.

    Bala Saturday, 20 January 2018 12:25 PM

    Gratitude does not entail covering up blatant corruption. Mixing water with oil it appears !!

    Indrajith Saturday, 20 January 2018 12:25 PM

    What the JVP MP says is true for two significant reasons. (1) Minister Marapona resigned once for getting involved in the Avant-Garde incident and then reappointed(2) Minister Marapana’s brother is the lawyer appearing for Arjun Aloysius, one of the main culprits. Marapona committee is a ploy to sweep the Bond scandal under the rug.

    Ajith Saturday, 20 January 2018 12:56 PM

    It is internal committee of UNP. JVP close shop can't complain Did they have committee to inquire DJV Killings innocent and compensate.

    silva Saturday, 20 January 2018 02:36 PM

    It is customary for PM Ranil delay things until it is forgotten by the people. If he is honest Ravi K should resign from being MP until his case against bribery is heard

    ala Saturday, 20 January 2018 03:03 PM

    This is like appointing MR to look into the alleged corruption at Sri Lankan Airlines! This PM has lost his mind. Better for him to resign from the post and stay at home.

    Buddhi Perera Saturday, 20 January 2018 03:50 PM

    What I understand is this Committee is to investigate within the UNP about its members. Why should others worry about it?

    Mason Saturday, 20 January 2018 05:10 PM

    From the looks of it Marapana Committee is not above Board. However, if it is an internal matter of the UNP why worry, let they dig their own grave pit deeper.

    lanka Saturday, 20 January 2018 07:39 PM

    There is no need for these useless committees. RW and the all the government ministers, UNP party heirachy, the AA, AM and all involved and taken into custody immediately before police investigations commence without interference from this corrupt lot.

    Ceylon Saturday, 20 January 2018 09:47 PM

    Fake show jvp.dozens of jurnalists escaped to abroad to save their lives and still there.why jvp dont raise any voice??..

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