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Special Court to probe corruption: Rajitha

16 August 2017 04:00 am - 26     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A special Court will be set up to investigate corruption that occurred during the precious regime, Health Minister Rajitha Senarathna said yesterday.

He was speaking at the Sathayagraha titled ‘Heta Delakshya Seeruwen’ organized by the "Movement for the Protection of Convention among the 6.2 million people" in front of the Viharamadevi Park.

He said the Cabinet had initiated discussions on setting up of a Special Court immediately to conclude the corruption cases against politicians and officials of the previous regime. He further said that the President had agreed to conduct a Referendum to amend the present Constitution.

Speaking on former Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayaka’s resignation he said that, Mr. Karunanayaka had resigned with pride and it was the beginning of a change in the country.

“The period starting with this month would be a crucial time for the government and there will be certain important changes in the country,” Minister Senarathna said. (Yoshitha Perera)

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  Comments - 26

  • Haramanis Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:04 AM

    The Scope of the Special Courts should be expanded to cover the present lot of rogues as well!!!

    BUSHEL Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:38 AM


    Anja Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:56 AM

    Only for previous regime We have to laugh or what via DM Android App

    Sunil Wednesday, 16 August 2017 08:53 AM

    That is because if a special courts is set up to hear the cases of corruption during this regime most of the ministers will end up in jail.

    sathees Wednesday, 16 August 2017 08:01 AM

    see Minister, this is the problem in Sri Lanka. You are Health Minister, why are you talking for justice minister?

    Pencil Thursday, 17 August 2017 08:59 AM

    sathees -Because he had solved Dengue, SATIM, Garbage issues very successfully!

    Citizen Wednesday, 16 August 2017 08:24 AM

    Whatever you do, come elections the people's verdict will be very shocking

    ahamed Wednesday, 16 August 2017 08:46 AM

    This is not about the new or old court, all the courts are designed to manage by the politicians, here the requirement is to develop a nation to love the motherland and work in an ethical way so everybody will do their duty in high expectations, try to revisit to the educational system.

    ANTON Wednesday, 16 August 2017 08:52 AM


    Harry Thursday, 17 August 2017 09:02 AM

    No! The parliament should be privatized or Sold to another country with the members [Somalia would be interested!]

    kalana Wednesday, 16 August 2017 08:58 AM

    Health Minister does not know how to establish a Court.Why is he talking about other peoples business .

    AFVF Wednesday, 16 August 2017 08:59 AM

    There's no point in creating special courts , commissions, etc..until the unity government is united and have a common agenda and a plan. How can this be a success when everyone works on their own way for their personal benefits

    Dentist Wednesday, 16 August 2017 09:08 AM

    removing a tooth to get rid of a headache !

    Ramba Wednesday, 16 August 2017 11:52 AM

    Remove the brain to put the man out of his misery

    Raman Wednesday, 16 August 2017 09:28 AM

    you better hang yourself before you are caught in mega corrupt deals. Whole country knows about tyour dealings .He does not know the basic requirements applicable to special courts. I think he was in the job of removing tooth of animals.What an idiot

    DHA Wednesday, 16 August 2017 10:23 AM

    First of all figure out a way of eradicating the dengue don't need to worry about the thieves there are enough people to take care of them....

    chamithroshanwijenayake Wednesday, 16 August 2017 10:57 AM

    Every politician who may directly or indirectly having had linked with matters regarding frauds, corruptions and misappropriation during previous regime should be prosecuted.These people are talking nonsense.Still National Audit Bill in dead lock.

    Harry Thursday, 17 August 2017 09:06 AM

    Chami - How about the daylight robbers of the present government!

    Roshan Wijenayake Wednesday, 16 August 2017 10:59 AM

    To eliminate Corruptions, bring the National Audit Bill to house first

    Ganesh Wednesday, 16 August 2017 11:08 AM

    There is not any norm the cabinet of ministers should not talk about anything else other than their subject .They can talk on behalf of the people whom they represent

    shanthapriya Wednesday, 16 August 2017 11:12 AM

    Mangala, Rajitha, SF,Mano Ganeshan, Patali, A bunch of.....................

    gamini Wednesday, 16 August 2017 01:02 PM

    so you agree the present judicial system is of no use to charge the corupt

    james Wednesday, 16 August 2017 01:09 PM

    Embarrassing, surely Rajitha could pull in at least 200 people.

    ReaderD Wednesday, 16 August 2017 04:44 PM

    Minister Rajitha, before talking of Special Courts where are the cases and findings from AG, how many are there and on what? Did we find foreign accounts to take legal action?Or is it just gossip. One thing sure this set cannot win again.

    ceylon Wednesday, 16 August 2017 08:01 PM

    this good minister want to do good things.but so far limited to talks regarding to bring back the stolen trillions to people.because above him are highly corrupt two. via DM Android App

    Harry Thursday, 17 August 2017 09:09 AM

    ceylon - you talk about trillions, almost three years have you found and proof like the crystal clear BOND SCAM?

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