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The President and the Prime Minister had failed to fulfill the promises made by them at the time the unity government was formed, Petroleum Resources Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said at a function in Diyagama, Kadawatha.

He said they had also failed to arrest the thieves, much to the disappointment of the people and pointed out that by delaying to investigate the cases of fraud and corruption of the previous government, the thieves had been transformed into heroes and heroes into thieves.

"People voted for this government to expose the thieves and to take the country forward, but those who robbed the government are still at large. The government had completed three and a half years of its term but not a single thief has been arrested. If 118 politicians were paid by Arjun Aloysius, then all of them have to be sacked," the minister said. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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  • Sunil Tuesday, 29 May 2018 05:58 PM

    This inaction against the Rajapaksas Criminals is going to lead our country into war with international forces invading us this time! All because of this foolish government protecting criminals...They are throwing away a good chance to build a better Sri Lanka!

    Unchikun Tuesday, 29 May 2018 05:58 PM

    Well well Mr. Minister. I call this born again. I voted for MS to stop corruption and bring the corrupt to justice. That never happened as he get a bunch of rouges into the cabinet. I did not vote for RW. He not only safeguarded the corrupt but he and his biddies stared robbing. It is time for you to wake up and bring a new leader to the UNP. He have to young, engergatice and with charisma. Do it fast as time is running out.

    Srilankan Tuesday, 29 May 2018 06:08 PM

    You are part of a system don’t point finger at others. And say you too failed. It’s that none of cared to change!

    malij Tuesday, 29 May 2018 06:24 PM

    The present set of politicians from both sides are so corrupted no one can expect them to prosecute their colleagues in corruption. They would always safeguard each other. The skunks have taken the common man for a ride.

    raj Tuesday, 29 May 2018 08:17 PM

    but the people keep on voting these corrupt politician. Why???

    Saman Tuesday, 29 May 2018 07:13 PM

    Thieves are openly talking about how they received bribes. PM is silent. Bribery commission is silent. Prez is no where to find. Waiting to hear about him about his next foreign tour may be. Sports is in chaos. Everywhere we see is wrong doings. What's going on?

    Sunil Tuesday, 29 May 2018 07:13 PM

    I don’t care if you have to bring down International experts, lawyers and judges to prosecute the Rajapaksas Criminals just do it and get the job done. Keep your 2015 Election promise...

    Be Fair Tuesday, 29 May 2018 07:58 PM

    You are part of that inefficiency and failure. If you do have any respect, dignity left in you now, then resign keeping your head above. If not you will always be part of that FAILURE

    Jerome Tuesday, 29 May 2018 09:34 PM

    True, a pathetic situation. Thieves safe guarding thieves, murderers safe guarding murderers. You save me in return Ill save you and the saga continues. Heading towards dissaster.

    Sam Tuesday, 29 May 2018 09:36 PM

    Sounds like he's just jealous he didn't get any of the cash.

    TONY Tuesday, 29 May 2018 09:49 PM

    THE PRESIDENT SEEMS TO BE SCARED OF THE MEMBERS OF PREVIOUS REGIME AND THE SLFP. HE PREFERS TO PROTECT THEM FORGETTING THE PROMISES HE MADE AS A COMMON CANDIDATE TO WIN THE ELECTIONS

    Observer Wednesday, 30 May 2018 12:12 PM

    People elected this government not only to arrest thieves of previous government.And also to ensure this government is free from thievery and carruption.pledge was to punish all the robbers of previous government and implement a government free from carruption and to take immediate action against anyone whoever engaged in wrongdoings.but today,from president to lower level are robbers and curupted than the previous government.


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