Minister of Justice Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, who was at the centre of controversy after being accused of violating the collective responsibility of the Cabinet by some of his colleagues, is to make a special statement on Monday, UNP General Secretary Kabir Hashim told journalists today.
Minister Hashim told journalists that Mr. Rajapakshe assured the party's working committee and the parliamentary group that he will make a statement on Monday on the true situation regarding the statements he made earlier.
He said Mr. Rajapakshe is also expected to meet Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe shortly before making the public statement. Further, Mr. Hashim said the government will also take some important steps especially with regard to collective responsibility of the ministers.
"The decisions which the government will take on Monday will be relevant to all members of Cabinet and not just one member" he said. Government Parliamentary group is to meet on Monday.
Earlier, there were heated arguments at the working committee where some members had criticized Mr. Rajapakshe for the statements he made on Corruption probes and on the Hambantota Port.
However, the Minister has denied the statement he had made on Hambantota. 'I never said I won't look back till I cancel the Hambantota agreement" he had told the working committee.
Meanwhile, Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha De Silva in a twitter message said Minister Rajapakshe denied of doing anything wrong even after the entire UNP working and parliamentary groups fiercely criticized him for two hours.
The journalists were able to witness Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera coming out of the working committee meeting in an agitated manner.
However, Deputy Minister Perera who spoke to the journalists later said he was happy about the outcome at the working committee meeting.
“Our opinion is that action against corruption should be expedited and if anyone says it cannot be done quickly that is wrong as this government was voted in to punish the corrupt,” he said.
The working committee has not made any decision on Minister Rajapakshe at today’s meeting though it was anticipated that some decision would be made against him. (By Yohan Perera)
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Comments - 13
ceylon Thursday, 17 August 2017 10:14 PM
everybody knows about deal dasa and his corrupt deals with bigest theives who looted the country in trillions.no need statements.he is trying to escape.expell this traitor. via DM Android App
TRUE MAN. Thursday, 17 August 2017 10:23 PM
ON MONDAY EVERYTHING WILL END HAPPILY. THE WJ WILL SAY WHAT HE SAID WAS A COMMENT. HE HAS THE ABILITY TO MAKE TRUE U N TRUE AND UNTRUE TRUE. . via DM Android App
ceylon Friday, 18 August 2017 12:02 AM
who ask you statement.just like ravi didyou resign.all know you are a cheap person.you are a rejected coin to the people.you are showing how cheap you can be. via DM Android App
Bubbles Friday, 18 August 2017 01:45 AM
Make that statement short and GO! You are hiding behind a religious veil and that is not accepted by modern society.
Snowy Friday, 18 August 2017 01:46 AM
Well done Ajith. You make the noble pillars of Ananda vibrate with pride.
ranmala Friday, 18 August 2017 09:32 AM
Masses are waiting for the day he is removed
yahiya Friday, 18 August 2017 09:46 AM
I can't believe your style. Totally mislead the UNP several times.
shanthapriya Friday, 18 August 2017 09:59 AM
ALMOST ALL THE UNP MPS WHO ARE NOW AGAINST MR WIJEDASA ARE THE ONES WHO TRIED THEIR BEST TO SAFE GUARD RAVI KARUNANAYAKE
AliBaba Friday, 18 August 2017 10:46 AM
This traitor is the guardian angel of the rajapaksha clan. As long as he is the minister, nothing will get done about the corruption of the former regime and protecting udayanga as well. If there is a genuine warrant out for his arrest, Interpol is not that incompetent that they can't find a man who appears where ever MR is. Particularly if his passport is cancelled.
Alston Friday, 18 August 2017 11:19 AM
Clean the interior before the exterior. Double game can destroy the party and the government
ceylon Friday, 18 August 2017 12:52 PM
ask frm ranil where is the new culture he said when ravi resigned.dealdasa must resign.he is eating the government headed by a puppet. via DM Android App
con.com Friday, 18 August 2017 04:47 PM
Crossing Over?! Keeping our fingers crossed! When we were in school ,a favourite comment was "GROBR"!
silly ass Friday, 18 August 2017 05:16 PM
Waiting with baited breath!! The latest action movie!
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