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Tense situation in Cabinet meeting

2017-08-16 08:30:54
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A tense situation prevailed in the Cabinet meeting held yesterday when the instances of corruption and frauds during the last government were being discussed.

Several ministers have blamed that the government had failed to take appropriate actions regarding the frauds and corruption committed during the last government, the sources said.

As reported Minister Jayawickrema Perera has told the cabinet they have to face the elections in future but the prevailing conditions have made it difficult for them to go to the people.

He urged for urgent actions against these frauds and corruption.

Minister Rajitha Senarathna, Patali Champika Ranawaka, Mangala Samaraweera and Sarath Fonseka also had spoken in detail on this matter.

They have also asked to set up a separate court to hear the cases of corruption and frauds during the last government.

At this moment President Maithripala Sirisena inquired the progress of the investigation from the Minister Sagala Rathnayaka and he had replied that investigations are being carried out continuously.

Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa said he has been instructed by the Attorney General that Constitutional Amendment is necessary to set up special courts in this respect. (Ajantha Kumara Agalakada)


  Comments - 19

  • Sunil Wednesday, 16 August 2017 08:49

    No wonder the meeting was tense. What were they doing for the last 2 1/2 years? If a special courts is to be set up to hear cases of corruption, it should be for the massive fraud and corruption that has taken place during the tenure of this regime. They have redefined Yahapalanaya.

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    ANTON Wednesday, 16 August 2017 08:56

    WHAT IS AN ANOTHER WORD TO THE PARLIAMENT......." KINDERGARTEN"

    Reply : 5       40

    Snowy Wednesday, 16 August 2017 08:57

    This man Wijedasa has a hidden agenda. How was the little girl would pickup a coconut on the way back home to pay for school fees be investigated, prosecuted and charged in weeks. Money is now doing the talk and action. Bring a no confidence motion and have him removed.

    Reply : 16       70

    johan Wednesday, 16 August 2017 09:32

    Unless Justice Minister's portfolios is replaced there won't be any result to the corruption committed by the previous Government

    Reply : 12       55

    willowsd Wednesday, 16 August 2017 09:43

    JO is openly backing this Wijedasa, what more need to convince he is a MR crony?

    Reply : 8       55

    Ruwan Wednesday, 16 August 2017 09:45

    Appoint Ravi as Attorney General. via DM Android App

    Reply : 5       29

    Pencil Thursday, 17 August 2017 08:47

    Ruwan - checkup your brain please!

    Reply : 1       2

    Sincere Wednesday, 16 August 2017 10:08

    Is he openly challenge the Prime Minister?

    Reply : 6       23

    sobers Wednesday, 16 August 2017 10:41

    The government is corrupt as well as all government institutions. Very lethargic and poor strategies. This is why discipline prevails in the private sector and success is high.

    Reply : 4       25

    Jay Wednesday, 16 August 2017 10:45

    This is a good lesson for UNP top brass. How can they face an election without fulfilling at least 0.1% of the cases. most of the hearing were delayed considerably. This situation will favour JVP to secure more seats and be the bargaining power.

    Reply : 5       19

    Pencil Thursday, 17 August 2017 08:49

    Moment please! Had even 10% of the 100 days promises are met???

    Reply : 0       0

    Ram Wednesday, 16 August 2017 11:37

    Discipline among the people and the protesters on various issues have gone out of control. With the delay in getting to corrupt charged, the corrupt have strengthened themselves re-grouping into JO and have manipulated the public to support JO and any arrest may result in more street protests

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    BUSHEL Wednesday, 16 August 2017 13:57

    SAID PRE JUDICIE AND TOOK TIME TO CONSULT AG FOR RAVI RAVI'S MOTION. SIMILARLY NOW APPLYING AG'S THEORY ON CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENT TO SET UP A COURT. THAT WILL TAKE TIME TILL NEXT ELECTIONS. WHAT EVER ROGUES ARE ROGUES.

    Reply : 0       8

    Pencil Thursday, 17 August 2017 08:52

    Correct! Simply convert Diyawannawa club to a high profile prison when all politicians are there.

    Reply : 1       1

    VMS Wednesday, 16 August 2017 14:02

    One Rajapakse in the government is protecting the other Rajapkses. Today Namal is talking in public about revenge against Rajapakses family. I want to where was Namal when his father was taking revenge against Sarath Fonseka.. Nobody came to support Sarath Fonseka. It is now very clear even this government in not going take criminal investigation against Rajapakses.

    Reply : 2       11

    Harry Thursday, 17 August 2017 08:53

    VMS - how you forget how UNP supported SF to contest for Presidency?

    Reply : 0       1

    ceylon Wednesday, 16 August 2017 19:51

    people thinking why they pay billions for the presidentcabinet and parliment for protecting theives. via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       4

    PERPETUAL MOTION Wednesday, 16 August 2017 22:23

    " Minister Sagala Rathnayaka and he had replied that investigations are being carried out continuously." - CONTINUOSLY ! -- with no end in sight !

    Reply : 0       3

    ceylon Wednesday, 16 August 2017 23:06

    shortest solution is sack sirisena.people spending billions of ruppees to protect him and familygive luxury life etc.he is most corrupt now. via DM Android App

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