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The Joint Opposition said yesterday that it would complain to the General Secretary of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, Switzerland over the arrest of its MP Namal Rajapaksa.

Joint Opposition stalwart UPFA MP Bandula Gunawardena who once went to Geneva and complained to the IPU General Secretary against the government, said they were forced to make another complain to the IPU.

Commenting on the recent arrest of MP Rajapaksa, he said it was a political witch hunt by the government and therefore, they have to seek the assistance of the IPU.

“He was arrested not based on a complaint by any party directly involved in the alleged case. He was arrested based on a complaint by the Anti-Corruption Front Convener Wasantha Samarasinghe who is a member of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP). Minister Mahinda Amaraweera once complained to the Bribery Commission against Central Bank’s ex- governor Arjuna Mahendran. No action was taken so far. These are the results of deal politics,” he said.

He charged the democratic values were shattered in the country today based on the lack of management by the government and its poor decisions taken.

MP Gunawardena accompanied by MPs Dullas Alahapperuma and Udaya Gammanpila, who was also arrested recently, went to Geneva and complained about the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) among other allegations of injustice caused towards them by the Government in late March.

When MP Gammanpila was arrested last month on charges of allegedly using a fraudulent Power of Attorney to sell shares of an Australian company, MP Gunawardena said they would go to Geneva again to complain over the arrest. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

 

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  • BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 13 July 2016 09:16 AM

    Earlier under MaRa's regime, going to Geneva was unpatriotic, tyrants of the motherland, selling the country and sovereignty and what not. Now Geneva is their holy book and bible. Citizens, take note how our leaders manipulate our mind and thinking for their own benefits.

    Lankan007 Wednesday, 13 July 2016 09:25 AM

    Dont worry, they will send a team to investigate...

    ala Wednesday, 13 July 2016 09:55 AM

    Yes, go to Geneva and plead to legalize money laundering in SL!

    J Palitha Wednesday, 13 July 2016 04:06 PM

    Wimal, Bandu

    Kadupol Jothywansa Wednesday, 13 July 2016 04:08 PM

    Will Bandula make the complaint in English or Sinhala?

    Nuwan Wednesday, 13 July 2016 10:24 AM

    Geneva? How come Mr. BG?Weren't you ridiculing the opposition when they went to Geneva before? How times have changed?

    pathum Wednesday, 13 July 2016 10:41 AM

    These are the people who back thieves.shame on you Bandula.

    Bala Wednesday, 13 July 2016 10:47 AM

    What Foreign Judges to SL - I thought that was anathema to JO-kers.

    Ranil Wijeyesekera Wednesday, 13 July 2016 10:48 AM

    False allegations will strengthen the hand for hybrid courts,

    Aba Jayasekera Wednesday, 13 July 2016 10:56 AM

    This guy is seeking another forign trip. Not necessary to go there. You can courier the message for only Rs. 5000/=

    Sincere Wednesday, 13 July 2016 11:26 AM

    Bandula must be thinking in Geneva also there is a bunch of rogues like here!

    Sincere Wednesday, 13 July 2016 11:28 AM

    Most probably Geneva will appoint a hibrid court in Sri Lanka to investigate his complaint. Will Wimal n GL then shout!

    fayaz Wednesday, 13 July 2016 11:32 AM

    we didnt think hon.bandula will fall this low defending crooks and going out shopping for them just for the greed of power. via DM Android App


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