President Maithripala Sirisena told the foreign media today that he would appoint yet another Presidential Commission to probe corruption and frauds during the past three and half years of the UNP-led government, as he did with regard to the Central Bank bond scam.
According to a statement issued by his office, he said such a process would expose new cases of corruption and fraud in the last three and a half years.
The President had reasserted that he would not reappoint UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister under any circumstance. He said he acted well in accordance with the Constitution in the removal of the former Prime Minister, the appointment of the new Prime Minister, dissolution of Parliament and prorogation of the House.
He told media personnel that he had intended to follow principles of clean politics after the presidential election in 2015, but the UNP disrupted the process by committing the Central Bank bond fraud within the first three months it was in power.
The statement said the President was not ready to govern the country with those who conspired to assassinate him. He said it was not appropriate to adopt a voice vote in Parliament with regard to a motion aimed at unseating the government. Instead, he said Parliament should follow the procedure of division by name or electronic voting for this purpose.
Comments - 21
Shelley Monday, 26 November 2018 08:30 AM
Anyone can level wild elegations. Funny Prez after leveling such vague alegations now he says that he is going to investigate. Not done bro.
JANNADTHI PATHY TAATHA Monday, 26 November 2018 01:08 PM
PLEASE RE-PRINT YOUR "JANADIPTHY TAATHA" and include an appendix on such allegations
Mr. Wonderful Monday, 26 November 2018 08:42 AM
I’m guessing during the past year and a half since MS has been President, he conveniently forgot to probe all the fraud that took place during the Rajapaksa regime? MS is the biggest crook Sri Lanka has ever had!
FrustratedCitizen Monday, 26 November 2018 08:42 AM
For three and a half you were probing corruptions of MR's Regime you were part of until 2015. Now you want to probe RW's corruptions of which you were part of for three and half years. How deep are you involved in all these corruptions yourself while sleeping with your eyes open all these years? You are the new enlightened one after a long time
Yahiya Monday, 26 November 2018 08:43 AM
Before that investigate the your two secretory involved in bribery
Amara Monday, 26 November 2018 08:49 AM
Fine, you don't like RW. But, news flash, neither do we. Some UNPers wanted RW out since 1994 and many of us since 2005. But you suddenly becoming allies with MR doesn't make it right! You could have appointed someone else and importantly you need to respect the no-confidence motions.
Sunil Monday, 26 November 2018 08:51 AM
Your surely knew right from the start what RW and his cronies were up to, of which the bond scam takes the pride of place for its sheer enormity. Why did you wait until now? The Presidential Commission on this has not borne any fruit.
TONY Monday, 26 November 2018 08:57 AM
MS YOU ARE ONLY HAVING PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSIONS ONE AFTER ANOTHER WASTING MONEY AND MANPOWER. WHER IS THE ACTION AFTER THE BOND SCAM. YOU WANT TO FIND A SCAPE GOAT
Chula de Silva Monday, 26 November 2018 09:07 AM
Good idea Mr.President. But can we also see the continuing action in the existing court cases and speedy completion, before taking the limelight away and allow sweeping under the carpet of those cases.Also remember the first mandate of yours is the above. Right now you need to get your own credibility of delivering the mandate you have already.Raja Lindamula.
kudson Monday, 26 November 2018 09:20 AM
gamarala keeps putting his hoof in his mouth with his stories of corruption while his family and children are corrupt
Ranabahu Monday, 26 November 2018 09:22 AM
Why so late ?, this should have been conducted and convicted, as soon as alleged incidents occured, if you had a genuine interest ???, You were in power then too as of now !!!
MODA BURUWA Monday, 26 November 2018 09:22 AM
YES , RW has to pay for the crimes and sins commited by him such as WW 2 passport issue NOT TO PROCEED ANY FURTHER , SIRILIYA STATEMENT TO BE GIVEN BY SHIRANTHI R. CID TO GO TO HER RESIDENCE AND GET IT , USD 1 BILLION from a Dubai based Bank withdrawl supposed to be informed by RW to withdraw . UNP must not get involved BUT let RW sort it out himself .
K. C. John Monday, 26 November 2018 09:29 AM
Why restrict it to the post 2015 period? Please probe the Central Bank transactions pre 2015 as well, if you dare.
willowsd Monday, 26 November 2018 09:38 AM
good idea, also please include 2005 to 2015 period as well to be fair to all citizens of this country?
Samson Monday, 26 November 2018 09:55 AM
This is another fast one. You promised to action against those corrupt practices during the last regime, so far nothing positive, this new project will take how many years? Why fool the people?
Mifrah Monday, 26 November 2018 09:57 AM
You are runnig a government? or taking revenge from person to person, stand what you said in the presidential election time first.
johan Monday, 26 November 2018 10:03 AM
He is not acting as a matured politician he has become insane and childish now.He is forgetting he is also part and partial of Yahapalanaya,last three and half years.His conscience will speak why he did all these blunders along with Dudly
Wise Donkey Monday, 26 November 2018 10:25 AM
People living in glass houses should not throw stones at others they say!
Jaliya Monday, 26 November 2018 10:27 AM
Man is trying to discredit every person in the parliament but himself. There is no disagreement that everyone is on the take including the former and current PM. BUT WHO IS THE BIGGER CROOK IS THE QUESTION ? Undoubtedly, sirisena will top off the list with plenty proof.
WHY Monday, 26 November 2018 10:37 AM
Why only fraud took place during RW. How about MRs family during MRs period The whole drama is to save MR and his family members. You recollect what you said during the last election meetings.
TONY Tuesday, 27 November 2018 11:12 AM
WE ARE CONFUSED MR PRESIDENT. WAS IT RW GOVT OR UNF (RW AND MS) JT GOVT
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