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The Movement for a Just Society and the Purawasi Balaya Movement that toiled for the victory of President Maithripala Sirisena today condemned and expressed their displeasure over the recent statement of the President regarding the CID, FCID and the Bribery Commission.

Calling a media conference at 11.00 am in Colombo, the civil society movements had boycotted a meeting scheduled to be held with the President at 12 noon today at Presidential Secretariat regarding the much contentious statement which created a storm in Sri Lanka politics.

Purawasi Balaya Movement Co-Convener Saman Rathnapriya said there was no need to inform the President or the Prime Minister on the developments of ongoing investigations and prosecution in advance. If so, it would obviously tantamount to an unnecessary political inference, he said.

While questioning the difference between questioning the general public and those involved in the Defence Sector, Mr. Rathnapriya said the law should be applied equally to everyone with no double standards.

“The three former commanders of the Navy and Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa were summoned to the Court since they were suspects in the Avant Garde case filed by the Bribery Commission. What is the big deal about it? It is regrettable how the President is eyeing to meddle in affairs of the Independent Commissions such as Bribery Commission. Can they be called independent anymore? ,” Rathnapriya asked. (Piyumi Fonseka)

 

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  • Voter Saturday, 15 October 2016 07:47 AM

    Looks as if the entire process of 08th January 2015 is to be overturned. via DM Android App

    Mystified Saturday, 15 October 2016 07:50 AM

    How sad we voters of 08.01. 2015 now feel via DM Android App

    DON Saturday, 15 October 2016 09:02 AM

    CIVIL ACTIVISTS,YOU DO NOT RUN THE COUNTRY,MAITHREE UR THE PRESIDENT AS A TRUE LEADER RUN THE COUNTRY U CAN NOT MAKE ALL HAPPYPROTECT SL FROM INDIA/ETCAPROTECT ARMED FORCES AND NATIONAL SECURITY

    Ha Saturday, 15 October 2016 10:43 AM

    Well done 'Civil Activists'. You should always monitor activities of 'yahapalanaya' as well as the crooks and evils. Peace loving people are behind you. Keep up the good work.


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