JHU General Secretary and Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, in a reference to the Central Bank bond scam, today urged the Government to set up a separate Court specialized in hearing such cases.
He told a news conference that those responsible for the bond scam should be brought to book and the Government had no moral right to sweep it under the carpet.
“The Government should introduce a separate court system to investigate such scams if not a separate Court should be allocated for this purpose. Unless wrongdoers are punished, the Government will be stuck in the mud when it comes to economic or social development,” he said.
The minister said a special Court should be introduced to investigate and penalize wrongdoers found guilty of crime, fraud and corruption in the past, present and the future and added that the Government had no mandate to cover up such matters. He said the JHU firmly believed that action should be taken against those responsible and added that the law of this country was not applied equally on all citizens but unfortunately some were more equal than others.
The minister said there was no proper coordination among the law enforcing agencies in our country and added that no purpose was served by investigating the fraud and corruption and crimes which had taken place under the former regime if the Central Bank bond scam under the the ‘Yahapalana’ government was left investigated and hanging in the air. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)
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Comments - 15
Aba Jayasekera Tuesday, 01 November 2016 05:53 AM
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Kola Tuesday, 01 November 2016 07:55 AM
Even murders and kidnappings of MR regime goes through normal courts so why a special one for a.bond issue
DG Tuesday, 01 November 2016 09:00 AM
Very sound proposal by the Minister so steer the Cabinet towards this and show results then the public will truly appreciate the honesty of the government.
DG Tuesday, 01 November 2016 09:02 AM
FCID investigate and beyond that court action.Cope did investivation.
DG Tuesday, 01 November 2016 09:06 AM
Industry related institutions do not handle law?
hemantha Tuesday, 01 November 2016 10:21 AM
The Government should set up a separate Court specialized in hearing corruption from politicians and government officials. The total monitory value of corruption of government officials are higher than politicians.
la Monday, 31 October 2016 04:29 PM
Yes yes even the coal tender also can be investigated through this court.
haris Monday, 31 October 2016 04:31 PM
What about FCID?
Madiya Monday, 31 October 2016 05:40 PM
What a lame statement. At the curruption was and going on in Sri Lanka we will have a island full of courts and nothing else. What we need is industry and industry related institutions. Sad to say he graduated from Moratuwa and said to have topped the batch. Is thus what we are capable of producing?
Sincere Monday, 31 October 2016 06:13 PM
What about that accident?
Rajha Monday, 31 October 2016 06:34 PM
Wrong doers whoever it may should be brought to books and punish,totally wrong employing someone with a foreign pass port after the scandal allow him to go to Singapore
Uppuwa Monday, 31 October 2016 06:43 PM
A hybrid court ?
Citizen Monday, 31 October 2016 06:53 PM
That includes the coal tender?
Sha Monday, 31 October 2016 06:56 PM
Once he put his foot in his mouth by talking economics. Now the guy is making a fool of himself by uttering about judicial mechanisms. via DM Android App
Sammy Monday, 31 October 2016 07:27 PM
Why a special Court? Is the existing judicial system and Courts structure not good enough? Does he know that Commissions of Inquiry are different from Courts of Law?
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