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PRECIFAC report is the biggest issue -PM

29 January 2018 09:01 am - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The biggest issue at hand was the report of PRECIFAC, as it had recommended stripping former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Civic Rights for life, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said at an election rally in Deniyaya.

He said that those who suggested the SLFP and Joint Opposition should unite, should consider the recommendations made by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges, whether the two parties could get together in a situation, where the Commission had called for the stripping of Mr Rajapaksa's Civic Rights," he said.

The Premier said that he had requested Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to convene Parliament on February 8, 2018, to take up the debate on Bond Commission report and the PRECIFAC Report.

"There is no issue in having a debate on the Bond Commission report as there is nothing new about it. We have had several debates on the issue,” he said.

Mr Wickremesinghe reiterated that the ruling party should be given the mandate to run local bodies to avoid political turmoil that may occur if local bodies headed by other parties sabotage development work.

Minister of Law and order Sagala Ratnayake said the Minister of Justice would submit a paper pertaining to the setting up of Special courts to hear corruption cases in a few days time.

Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka said it would not be possible to change the President or the Prime Minister after the Local Government election as it was only a poll held to elect representatives for local bodies.(Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 12

  • ANTON Monday, 29 January 2018 09:42 AM


    Mohan Monday, 29 January 2018 07:24 PM

    All political parties are corrupt. Do we want murderers back in power?

    MP Monday, 29 January 2018 10:22 AM

    Your government has no other work than talking on various reports.

    Citizen Monday, 29 January 2018 02:44 PM

    Whatever you say now you can't escape from the Bond Scam which as the President says is the biggest fraud in Sri Lankan history.

    rew Monday, 29 January 2018 06:55 PM

    2005 -2014 bigger scams reported.

    ahamed Monday, 29 January 2018 04:36 PM

    Do it genuinely then public will select the party accordingly, even no need of this expensive election campaign.

    ala Monday, 29 January 2018 05:09 PM

    Look into your own house first before commenting on other reports.

    Nalla Thambi Monday, 29 January 2018 05:53 PM

    One pile of dirt (S..t)cannot be covered with another pile of dirt(S..t). We the citizens are not so naive NOW compared to that of( 1950 -2000)

    Mason Monday, 29 January 2018 06:04 PM

    Sirisena sent in feelers to join with MR and Party but was rejected by the Rajapaksaes. What the PRECIFAC Report recommends is life threatening to them and their party SLPP. So in order to save their skins they will this time now will consent Sirisena joining them and probably on his own terms. This will result in the UNP becoming the loser !

    James Monday, 29 January 2018 06:46 PM

    If slpp and slfp get together that will be the end of UNP for another 20 years. Hence getting rid of MR's civic rights is smart.

    rew Saturday, 03 February 2018 10:39 AM

    Joker James

    Tariq Thowfeek Monday, 29 January 2018 07:38 PM

    The time has come to strip all MR, MS, RW

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