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President can’t punish rouges due to affiliation with UNP- JO

25 January 2018 09:43 pm - 16     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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President Maithripala Sirisena will not be able to punish culprits of the bond scam and other alleged individuals as far as he is affiliated with the United National Party (UNP), MP Piyal Nishantha said today.

Addressing a news briefing, he said President Sirisena had been unable to take some serious actions against the culprits of the bond scam because of the pressure from UNP members.

“Although he flattered that he would take stern action against the convicts of bond scam and other alleged individuals, he has not been able to put his words into action. He should have the guts to take action independently. However, President Sirisena still has the time to leave the UNP and take independent steps,” MP Nishantha said.

Meanwhile, MP Gamini Lokuge said that the government was making use of the bond issue to cover up other burning issues like fertilizer issue, SAITM issue, railway divers’ strike, and issues in the Electricity Board etc.

“The bond scam is not the only issue that needs to be addressed. As I said, there are more important issues that require pertinent solutions. Thus, we insist the government to look into those matters also with immediate effect,” MP Lokuge said. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 16

  • Himal Thursday, 25 January 2018 09:58 PM

    Hope the people will send out a strong message to the president that he cannot divide the SLFP anymore for his personal gain

    reader Friday, 26 January 2018 06:31 PM

    Himal, as long as anyone in this country has the mentality of party politics instead of what's right for the country, there's no hope for development!

    David Thursday, 25 January 2018 10:02 PM

    The president is not allowing SL to have a strong Opposition which is a must for transparency and accountability

    Mandayan Thursday, 25 January 2018 10:15 PM

    And you guys run to courts to prevent being arrested.

    Wildboy Thursday, 25 January 2018 10:17 PM

    Its a pity that we Citizens have to pay these JO baboons a salary and perks...

    Chryshan K. Thursday, 25 January 2018 11:35 PM

    Why not? Most of the Rogues are in JO no.

    Nuvan Friday, 26 January 2018 04:15 AM

    Lot of political crooks conveniently forget helping Hambantota issue, Mig fighter plane issue, Avent Guard issue, hedging issue of Petroleum Corporation, murder of Thajudeen, Eknaligoda, Lasantha and other journalists, fraud in 'Siriliya' account, white van abductions, rape and murder of tourists in Tangalle, Greek bond issue, Air Lanka and Mihin Lanka issues. All these and many more need to be investigated and culprits should be prosecuted.

    rew Friday, 26 January 2018 09:10 AM

    .........and the slaughter at Welikada Jail

    Sam Friday, 26 January 2018 09:18 AM

    My gosh the Not only the Sil Reddi also Caps, T-Shirts etc. What news about it? 600M is it swept under the carpet. White vans, Juornalists, Innocent People who were kidnapped and killed. Sad the Law today is just a book of theory people making money and the crooks are never given justice.

    Jaliya Friday, 26 January 2018 11:41 AM

    Nuvan this will not happen ..... it is much more complex issue that what we (Public / Press) know.

    raj Friday, 26 January 2018 04:28 AM

    JO is full of robbers, Murderers and rogues. What are you going to do to them?

    nick Friday, 26 January 2018 05:14 AM

    we all know that hes sitting there Because of unp Without unp he would have been forgotten minister just like those in the joint opposition via DM Android App

    Peter Friday, 26 January 2018 06:14 AM

    MS cannot punish anyone for their crimes as he is a crook himself trying to be a Saint. What about his deal with the Russian warship with his son in law and the Maharajah Now he is involved with the sale of the Fisheries Corp to Koreans. without cabinet approvalMS has no shame and hence will continue his corrupt pratices.

    PC Friday, 26 January 2018 08:38 AM

    Haha Lokuge is 'insisting' with a batch of 50 odd crooks in tow!

    divorce Friday, 26 January 2018 12:11 PM

    Sir, divorce UNP if you want to punish looters.

    malij Friday, 26 January 2018 12:56 PM

    Also due to his affiliations to SLFP and the politicians in the JO who are also SLFP'ers. He has demonstrated it very clearly by his reluctance to take disciplinary action against the JO rouges.


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