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AG to act on 80 major corruption cases soon – PM

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday vowed that the Attorney General would initiate action against more than 80 high profiled persons, including politicians, who have been charged with corruption.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe came out with this information when a group of people approached him outside the Dalada Maligawa, when he was coming out after attending religious ceremonies at the historic temple.

Religious programmes were held at the Dalada Maligawa to mark the 40th anniversary of him becoming an MP.

The people who approached him questioned as when action would be taken against those who had been charged with corruption.

“More than 80 investigations on corruption have been completed and had been handed over to the Attorney General and he will take appropriate action in due course," the Premier told the people.

Earlier, he pledged that development work in the hill capital including the constitution of Central Highway would be expedited.

He said the project would be partly funded by the Sri Lankan Government, Japan and China.

Further, he told the Most Venerable Maha Nayake Theras of the Asgiriya and Malwatthu Chapters that the Government would undertake the renovation of Golden Canopy of Dalada Maligawa.

He pledged to renovate the Golden Canopy, which was constructed during the era of late President Ranasinghe Premadasa.

The Most Venerable Anu Nayake Thera, who held an Anusasana said the Buddhist clergy trusted that the Government would not do any harm to Buddhism. (Yohan Perera and J A L Jayasinghe)

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  • Jonson Sunday, 13 August 2017 10:37 PM

    Good news glad to hear. We pray god for speedy actions with un interuptions. via DM Android App

    ceylon Sunday, 13 August 2017 11:44 PM

    fake talk.over two years telling it.why not sacked ag for the cover up.you allow enemies to beat unp but not allow to beat slfp and other crooks. via DM Android App

    ceylon Sunday, 13 August 2017 11:46 PM

    by allowing mahinda to come backyou make your own end of politics and destroying unp chance to govern.resign and let unp new group to take power. via DM Android App

    Anja Monday, 14 August 2017 08:18 AM

    Thief talks about corruption via DM Android App

    Willam Almeida Monday, 14 August 2017 08:34 AM

    Sir. That wont work only solution is to expel the Justice Minister and Appoint a person like Mr.John Amaratunga Who will solve all cases I wish you take action ccordingly

    Bala Monday, 14 August 2017 03:43 PM

    Suggested cure worse than disease

    Lord Wolfstein Monday, 14 August 2017 08:35 AM

    Why the government will pay the renovation of the Golden Canopy? The Dalada Maligawa earns millions from tourists and locals, that all renovations could be paid by the temple. Where is all that money going?

    johan Monday, 14 August 2017 08:47 AM

    The culprits in the AG dept. will lose the files and also theoriginal documents.We have to wait and see how far it is possible

    Gos Monday, 14 August 2017 08:51 AM

    Time to ban politicians from visiting Dalada Maligawa. It is an insult to the image of the highest place of Buddhist worship to have these scoundrels pouring forth hatred from their evil gobs in front of such a sacred place. Journalists please take note you should have the decency not to report on these occasions.

    ranmala Monday, 14 August 2017 09:20 AM

    Cat is out of the bag who was blocking all these days

    Aladeniya Kirimathaya Monday, 14 August 2017 10:24 AM

    PM first of all sack Wijedasa Rajapakshe who is covering all the curruptions against the whole family.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 14 August 2017 10:28 AM

    Sack Wijedasa Rajapakshe who backs MR

    N'mal Monday, 14 August 2017 10:28 AM

    Soon is when next week next month next year or in two yearssame story again and again. via DM Android App

    Sunil Monday, 14 August 2017 11:41 AM

    What is all this loose talk? Only talking, but no action.

    daham Monday, 14 August 2017 12:06 PM

    He looks like a sick man. Very feeble looking. See Mahinda. He is like a teenager now.

    johan Monday, 14 August 2017 12:35 PM

    Karu should be the ideal person to replace RW

    Dickie bird Monday, 14 August 2017 12:58 PM

    Look whose talking ??Let your corruption of looting the Central Bank be the first case..After looting the CB and getting exposed do not pull wool over the eyes of the masses.You should be behind bars by now.

    DJ Monday, 14 August 2017 07:33 PM

    How can you lie so much after just coming out of the temple after worshiping. I guess only politicians can do that


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