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The government has reportedly decided to expedite investigations into allegations faced by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family.

This decision follows complaints lodged with the government by backbench UNPers who pointed out that the investigations against the former president and his family members were proceeding at an extremely slow pace and this despite the government having already completed two and a half years in office.

Several ministers have pointed out that for the government to maintain its credibility it was imperative that action was taken to expedite proceedings against those persons who had allegations of corruption levelled against them immediately. These views were expressed at a cabinet meeting held last week.(Ranjan Kasthuri)

  Comments - 24

  • ranmala Monday, 14 August 2017 09:16 AM

    Very good news. Waiting for the verdict

    rew Monday, 14 August 2017 12:05 PM

    Start with Tsunami Cheques.l

    Jaliya Monday, 14 August 2017 12:11 PM

    Good luck !!! you keep-on waiting until the cows come home

    izzy Tuesday, 15 August 2017 03:40 AM

    As long as Ranilpaksha is the PM, Alibaba and all his thieves are safe !

    Susantha Goonesinghe Monday, 14 August 2017 09:21 AM

    They got caught stealing, lying and trying to cover it up. They are still doing it with the port signing agreemwnt before the report. So they are releasing the mudalingers to distract attention

    Rasputin Monday, 14 August 2017 09:34 AM

    Have you got Wijedasa Rajapakse's approval first??

    Kadiya Monday, 14 August 2017 09:36 AM

    Good, time is running out!

    Citizen Perera Monday, 14 August 2017 11:31 AM

    Please drive in Fast lane...

    MaRajaplusHoru51 Monday, 14 August 2017 11:33 AM

    People should organize demonstration Immediately in island wide every electorate and force President, Prime Minister, Wijedasa Rajapakse and AG Dept. Kodagoda to expedite investigations against MR and horu 51.(Alibaba saha horu 40)

    Dr. A.C.B. Jayawee Monday, 14 August 2017 11:36 AM

    Its a must to take actions against MR

    sujata Monday, 14 August 2017 11:38 AM

    2 years have already gone by, DO IT, don't talk

    sach Monday, 14 August 2017 11:41 AM

    This government is doing NOTHING productive for the country other than running after MR. They wasted 2.5 years for that and will keep doing it.

    M.O.A.Careem Monday, 14 August 2017 07:48 PM

    good or bad move for verdict

    S.T.M. Jabeer (Attorney-at-:Law) Monday, 14 August 2017 11:42 AM

    Before next election put the JO culprits behind bars.

    Bubble Banda Monday, 14 August 2017 11:44 AM

    Wijedasa Rajapakshe is a close friend of Mahinda, now you will have to replace him and make him empty.

    Sharon Monday, 14 August 2017 12:08 PM

    100 day program also had so many things to be expedited... Is this another like that? I am asking this because the 100 days were successfully concluded...

    r86 Monday, 14 August 2017 12:25 PM

    what about RajithaRanil etc... via DM Android App

    Flatwhite Monday, 14 August 2017 12:36 PM

    Corrupt, murders, thieves. looters, liars, cheats, bully's show-off's, thugs ............I will need a separate sheet to list all of them.

    Ronnie Bugger Monday, 14 August 2017 01:09 PM

    Probably after seeing that MR's supporters are increasing these UNP'ers are getting jittery, but who is behind these delays. It's their own leader, Ranil who is playing double game.

    ceylon Monday, 14 August 2017 02:03 PM

    youwith your children and brothersget together and save lankaby giving back the trillions stolen frm people. via DM Android App

    Sharon Monday, 14 August 2017 02:13 PM

    What is the relationship between RK resigning and investigations against MR expediting? Either MR is guilty or not guilty irrespective of the fate of RK.

    DJ Monday, 14 August 2017 07:28 PM

    Privatize the bloody law enforcement too. Darn manipulators all

    Anton Benedict Tuesday, 15 August 2017 01:26 AM

    There are no back benchers as reported. Everybody patriotic Sri Lankan ants this to happen. Its quite obvious that the President is going after everyone appointed by the UNP and saving all rogues of the previous SLFP regime who have sneaked into this cabinet via the back door. All these criminals should be investigated and charged as they have defrauded public funds. The fact Rajapakshe will support Wijedasa speaks volumes. One criminal will support another.

    Thilak Tuesday, 15 August 2017 03:41 AM

    Keep away from Rajapaksha family

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