Last Updated : 2019-01-22 16:20:44

Apps Advertising Home Delivery Feedback

VIP robbers delayed Parliament debate: President

25 January 2018 07:05 pm - 31     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


While claiming that a coalition of VIP 'robbers' both in the government and the opposition had managed to delay the debate on the bond commission report and the PRECIFAC report, President Maithripala Sirisena today challenged them to hold the debate on the bond commission and PRECIFAC report before February 10, prior to the Local Government elections.

Addressing an election propaganda rally in Panadura, President Sirisena said a coalition of VIP 'robbers' involved in the bond scam attached to the government and the opposition had gathered at a house in Borella and decided to delay the debate on both reports.

President Sirisena said they had met the day before when Parliament decided to hold the debate after the election.

President Sirisena said after receiving the bond commission report by him, the opposition had continuously urged to hold a debate on it and to make it a public document immediately.

“By then I had not read the full report. Within three days time, I went through it and made a statement with regard to it. Then, the bond commission and PRECIFAC reports were presented in Parliament,”

He said however, surprisingly these parties were silent after presenting these two reports to the Parliament and they had decided to hold the debate after the Local Government election.

“Both these parties have decided to hold the debate on both reports after the election since it would expose the nakedness of both these parties. Therefore I challenge all these heroes to hold this debate at least for one day before February 10,” he said. (Muditha Dayananda)

  Comments - 31

  • concern Thursday, 25 January 2018 07:37 PM

    You are the president and why are you complaining ?.

    Dp Friday, 26 January 2018 09:42 AM

    As usual.. He wants the people to act.

    Daham Friday, 26 January 2018 10:00 AM

    President is canvassing for the UNP and the SLPP.

    mk Thursday, 25 January 2018 07:38 PM

    You sound so desperate for the election win. it took you 3 years to wake up is it?

    city Thursday, 25 January 2018 08:02 PM

    Sir,I think you are getting quite desperate on your party politics and probably feeling uncomfortable with the present positioning at the up coming have two more years to complete your period,be cautious with your party colleagues Sir.also your main advisor srilal.

    daham Thursday, 25 January 2018 08:15 PM

    If you are telling UNP including PM. Why don't you remove UNP from the government? You are blaming them and living with them. What is this?

    Sambo Thursday, 25 January 2018 08:48 PM

    Dear Mr. President, if you take action against all those who stole public funds, put them in jail and recover the money, the entire country will be behind you even if your own party does not support you. So please take action.

    Gamaya Thursday, 25 January 2018 10:26 PM

    Please Mr Sirisena STOP. Who can read a 1500 report fully while engaged in other week in 3 weeks for a serious debate. At the rate you are going ALL your old ministerial frauds will also come out. We are waiting for that day.

    sg Thursday, 25 January 2018 11:10 PM

    You are correct Mr President... will see what will happen.. at least ..accordinging to natural justice all of who robbed public finance will be is sure....

    karthik Friday, 26 January 2018 12:18 AM

    President Sir, You know these VIPs and we know that they enjoy the VIP privilege even in courts.

    Apoy Friday, 26 January 2018 12:42 AM

    Sydney Morning Herald has an investigation report about crooks.

    Summa Friday, 26 January 2018 12:50 AM

    Well said Sir. Please go forward with the BATTLE FOR HONESTY. The country will be solidly behind you like the Great Wall Of China.

    Ajith Friday, 26 January 2018 01:37 AM

    I haven't seen any desperate president before. May be poll predictions not good to SLFP.

    Ram Friday, 26 January 2018 02:09 AM

    Mr President If your hands are clean can you please explain how your children without much qualifications have amassed their present wealth

    Indrajith Friday, 26 January 2018 09:58 AM

    Ram has asked a very valid question from the president. We need an answer before 10th February please.

    Sarath Friday, 26 January 2018 06:59 PM

    Also how did you award MTV the 3 billion worth airwaves, without calling tenders, for virtually free??? Shall we have a commission to investigate that too sirisena? Hypocrite!

    BRAVO Friday, 26 January 2018 03:42 AM

    More strength to you Mr President sad that you wasted a lot of time and now draw a lot of flak from an irate public.Nation wants robbers jailed not for the master crook to visit golayas

    Mevan Friday, 26 January 2018 03:59 AM

    I can guess the parties involved. One has the biggest animal in the jungle as the symbol and the other has the smallest flower in the jungle as symbol. What a tragedy for people of the pearl in the Indian ocean.

    Bindu Friday, 26 January 2018 05:15 AM

    This guy thinks he is still the Grama Sevaka. For God sake the report is a Presidential Commission finding give the bloody thing to the AG for legal action. What is there to debate in a parliament. A class pambayek.

    lion Friday, 26 January 2018 05:28 AM

    Sir do you think you can fool public by these hollow and empty statements which are made for cheap popularity at the time of election. When rouges of the previous regime plundered the economy of this country you were also part of it. Have you raised your voice against any of those moves? no you approved them all by raising your hand. Now you are trying to claim you are clean as crystal water. Your oratory skills cant hide the real truth and your heinous attempt to get along with rouges to contest this election. Mr President remember every time you open your mouth people who reads and understand and also have good memory of political history of this country get away from you.You will realize this truth on 10 February.

    Nic Friday, 26 January 2018 05:44 AM

    Mr President: You were elected to flush out these robbers, murderers, pimps, and law breakers. No point crying in public - get to work and put the Government machinery to go after and do it soon. Also open yourself for investigations as well.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 26 January 2018 06:21 AM

    Childish tricks by a novice president whose main preoccupation these days seem to be electioneering and playing to the gallery to get more votes.

    UA Friday, 26 January 2018 06:37 AM

    Come on president!

    Prabath Perera Friday, 26 January 2018 08:45 AM

    Dear Mr. Sirisena, if what you say is true, best thing for you to do is go and meet the Executive President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (For your knowledge - that is this country) and ask him to use his Executive Powers and fix a date for the debate on the bond commission report and the PRECIFAC report. If you are unable to secure an appointment from the President, please read daily News Papers and you may find the contact numbers of the Presidential Secretariat.

    ghostlanka Friday, 26 January 2018 09:46 AM

    Not surprised by the above comments, shows the class of our internet society towards his equanimity and egalitarian values. For all i know most of them even have had put a valid vote in any election.

    Pramod Fernando Friday, 26 January 2018 09:52 AM

    There is a hole in the bucket dear President dear President... (You reminded me of an old song)

    dulan Friday, 26 January 2018 09:53 AM

    Even Wijeyatunge acted better as a President

    Dr.Raghav Friday, 26 January 2018 10:35 AM

    When you have forced alliances for greedy political convenience such thing will happen.

    Game of sirasa Friday, 26 January 2018 01:37 PM

    How about your navy vessel deal with kili maharaja. Mr. President. Please stop creating political dramas to show your clean gentleman.

    Amila Friday, 26 January 2018 04:22 PM

    this meeting was held at a house in shaddy grove avenue.

    anonymous Saturday, 27 January 2018 05:32 AM

    Even our governments made repayments from public funds to fake loan accounts those never existed or utilized in government portfolio. They only show up in the national budget.

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment

Singling out of Rishad Bathiudeen as a political target

The orchestrated political campaign by the Mahinda Rajapaksa-led opposition i

TWISTS AND TURNS in the Dr. Shafi controversy

The sterilization charges against Dr. Seigu Shihabdeen Mohamed Shafi from the

Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) An in-depth look at ISIS

As the people and Government of Sri Lanka reel with shock and grief in the wa

Mahela declines to be part of Sri Lankan team Management at cricket World Cup

Weeks after guiding Mumbai Indians to their fourth IPL title--his second in t