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An SLPP govt. will launch fresh probe on bond scam: Mahinda Yapa

4 January 2019 02:09 am - 15     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A government formed by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) will launch a fresh probe into the Central Bank bond scam after formulating a separate court, MP Mahinda Yapa Abeywardane said yesterday. 

When asked about his comment over Colombo Chief Magistrate granting bail for Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena, who are allegedly involved in the bond scam, the MP said the government wants to conceal the bond scam. "This issue is unlikely to be solved. We hope to establish a separate court and start a new probe under a government of ours," he told a news briefing held at the SLPP office. 

Meanwhile, he said the current government was formed by the elements which wished to see the country divided. "The ambition of these elements is to weaken the government and divide the country. As the SLPP, we will not allow this to happen," he said.

MP Kanaka Herath, who also addressed the news briefing, requested President Maithripala Sirisena to remove the National List MPs of the SLFP who joined the government. "National List MPs came to parliament because of the sacrifices we made. Therefore, we also have a right about the posts of these MPs. They are in parliament thanks to the hard work of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa during the election campaign. They have betrayed the party now," he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)


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  Comments - 15

  • Jack Friday, 04 January 2019 04:11 AM

    Good imagination. Btw, why don’t you investigate those allegations against SLFP/SLPPers?

    elmi Friday, 04 January 2019 09:10 AM

    Jack, a must suitable name indeed. The biggest scam against the people must first be inquired into.

    Megan Friday, 04 January 2019 04:54 AM

    Before bond scam probe helping Hambantota, Petroleum hedging, Avant Gard, Siriliya, Mig buying deal, selling land to Shangiri la etc etc. scams. There are many more scams that came before bond scams. Also probe Lasantha murder, Eknaligoda disappearance, assaults on journalists etc etc. Of course bond scam too should be on the list. Politicians may forget these but ever suffering people will not forget easily.

    Mandy Friday, 04 January 2019 08:23 AM

    You talk of political revenge but is it not this same revenge when you single out one item from list of lootings done by your bosses and henchmen like Cabraal and Senarath.

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 04 January 2019 08:48 AM

    Absolutely correct.

    Til Friday, 04 January 2019 08:20 PM

    Non of those would come up, seems SLPP/UNP made a deal not to investigate those ,in return they will not look in to Bond scam, I presume

    ravin Friday, 04 January 2019 05:55 AM

    The due process should continue unabated and this doesn't mean street action but the legal due process need not wait for any future government reinitiate

    ME Friday, 04 January 2019 05:56 AM

    How "fresh" it is, soon will be stale. It's the same old, same old!

    TJ Friday, 04 January 2019 06:12 AM

    Day dreaming has no limits

    Ghost Friday, 04 January 2019 06:21 AM

    Probes on other crimes by the Rajapaksa clan, Aluthgamage, Chandrasena, Johnston,Gammampila, Weerawansa etc.. too. eh?

    buwa Friday, 04 January 2019 08:09 AM

    Excellent News! It is important to investigate all Bond Scam effective 2006. Not just 2015.

    kartik Friday, 04 January 2019 08:10 AM

    We know that you all say this to hoodwink the people but you all do the same thing at the end of the day.

    Malli Friday, 04 January 2019 08:36 AM

    What is this party that you are talking of pl

    Donovan Jayamanne Friday, 04 January 2019 09:32 AM

    Bond Scam

    Will Friday, 04 January 2019 08:24 PM

    Not only Bond scam, promise not to tax ,FDs of senior citizens also, they made fixed deposits sell all assets along with EPF ETF

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