Those who call for the abolition of the Financial Crimes Division (FCID) and most of those who have visited former President’s son Yoshitha in prison are ones who should be behind bars, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said today.
JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake told a media briefing that the deputy ministers who claimed that the FCID was illegal and should be abolished are ones who have been involved in various corrupt deals.
"These people have got scared after Yoshitha’s arrest because they have skeletons in their cupboards," he said.
Mr. Dissanayake said Yoshitha was arrested on money laundering charges and most of those who oppose his arrest were ones who raised their hands to approve the legislation banning money laundering.
“Those who visited Yoshitha should be in prison with him.The FCID is currently under the IGP and he had informed that no one can be arrested without the approval of the Attorney General,” he said.
Mr. Dissanayake said Yoshitha’s arrest wasin no way an act of political victimization because there are serious charges against him of abusing state property.
He said the Rs.120 million which the CSN officials were unable to account for was really public funds.
Mr. Dissanayake said these properties should be confiscated.
Comments - 7
Mads Thursday, 04 February 2016 08:47 PM
I like this guy - SL need more people like him Let the FCID do their job (the SL police are obviously not equipped to do this type of investigation) and then let the Judiciary do theirs. And well know the truth in due course. As a lawyer Im perplexed as to why some people from the old regime are making such a big fuss about the FCID esp if they have nothing to hide - its the judiciary wholl decide if they are guilty or not. Until then these guys are presumed innocent. So let the process take its course. We should ALL be subject to scrutiny by the law. via DM Android App
Public Wednesday, 03 February 2016 05:02 PM
Correctly said, this what public said then and now.
TONY Wednesday, 03 February 2016 05:03 PM
WELL SAID. FULLY ENDORSE YOUR STATEMENT
palle Wednesday, 03 February 2016 05:14 PM
JVP guys never put skeletons in cupboards. In 80s they hang the heads of the dead bodies in sticks and displayed them in public places.
Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 04 February 2016 07:33 AM
He talks the truth always. He should be our Opposition Leader.
Desmond Jeromme Thursday, 04 February 2016 07:34 AM
Honest man, really the public likes him and trust him.
Bubble Banda Thursday, 04 February 2016 07:34 AM
He knows everything (SriLankan Politics) from A-Z with points and facts.
Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.