The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said today COPE had to overcome numerous problems and obstacles in its investigation into the Central Bank bond scam with the Central Bank refusing to provide certain documents to the Auditor General.
“It was after a COPE directive to the Central Bank that it provided those documents. There were elements attempting to influence COPE from within even after receiving the documents. Today we have been able to submit a comprehensive report despite the obstacles,” JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said.
He told a news conference that it was up to the Government including the Prime Minister to take action on the recommendations made in the COPE report and added that the JVP was closely monitoring the government’s reaction to the report.
Mr. Dissanayake said the JVP was committed to ensuring that legal action would be taken against the culprits and the losses incurred in the bond scam be recovered.
“The government’s responsibility is to forward the recommendation of the COPE report to Attorney General to take action,” he said.
Mr. Dissanayake said the JVP condemned the government’s move to accuse the media of revealing certain facts on the COPE investigations into the Central Bank bond controversy and added that it should investigate the facts revealed by the media rather than pointing fingers at them.
He said the government had started to target the media so as to prevent the corruption withing the government being revealed.
“The government should say if the facts revealed by the media are true rather than pointing fingers at the media. The government is targeting the media to prevent the corruption involved in providing expressway tenders and the coal deal being revealed,” Mr. Dissanayake said.
He said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had instructed the Central Bank Governor to adopt an auction when issuing bonds instead of the direct place system according to the evidence given by Mr. Mahendran.
“Prime Minister Wickremesinghe has also to be faulted on this matter. He had also attempted to suppress the investigations,” Mr. Dissanayake claimed. (Ajith Siriwardana)
Citizen Saturday, 29 October 2016 06:39 AM
Hats off to the JVP for their efforts to expose this shameful scam.
Nihal Amarasekera Saturday, 29 October 2016 07:09 AM
Yes we the general public know really well what happened from the beginning. Plaudits to all who endured all the hardships to make the baby born. People will take proper action against all who tried their level best to make the baby still born or abort in-between. Their images are tarnished beyond repair in face of the public.
Leo Saturday, 29 October 2016 08:31 AM
Unfortunately Mr.Dissnayake and gang will always be the opposition party not the main opposition party either. via DM Android App
Saman Saturday, 29 October 2016 09:06 AM
All the other parties talks only.. no actions. Unfortunately our people were not that grateful send few more JVPers to the parliament.
DING DONG Saturday, 29 October 2016 09:12 AM
STERN ACTION SHOULD BE TAKEN AGAINST THOSE WHO INVOLVED IN THE FRAUD IF NOT THERE WONT BE ANY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YAHAPALA NA AND MAARAS LAWLESS FRAUD REGIME. via DM Android App
Selvyn Saturday, 29 October 2016 09:46 AM
These fellows are very clever to give facts with exaggeration and make the people believe via DM Android App
Jayasingha Saturday, 29 October 2016 02:08 PM
Hope the JVP will not stop at this stage but will continue with their efforts in the next stages too until the real culprits and their backers who ever it will be are named, shamed and convicted. The UNP will try every trick to scuttle the parliamentary and legal process as they did at the cope stage. The people must be vigilant.
dd Saturday, 29 October 2016 09:56 PM
good deal sir via DM Android App
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