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Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa should be brought to book as he is the prime suspect in all cases of large scale corruption, said Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka this evening.


Speaking at a seminar organised by the Anti-Corruption Front at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Mr. Ranawaka said the present regime should be firm in dealing with those who face corruption charges and penalise everyone who had been involved in fraud and corruption in the recent past -- right from the top to the bottom.


“We cannot afford to be lethargic about overcoming corruption,” he said; stressing that the racketeers who were involved in large scale corruption and fraud were trying to find a way out.


He said some of them may try to bribe prominent members of the present regime in order to escape.


Referring to the arrest of former UNP general secretary Tissa Attanayake, he said others involved in the campaign accusing Maithripala Sirisena and Ranil Wickremesinghe of having a secret pact should also be arrested.


He said the present regime faced the challenge of making the infrastructural facilities constructed by the previous government economically viable. As an example he said the highways should be used to transport fuel. (Yohan Perera)
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  • Shiraz Tuesday, 10 February 2015 11:11 AM

    What about all those who are still in the Parliament involved in this corruption racket and working behind the scene to make sure the 100 day programme does not succeed?

    malkan Tuesday, 10 February 2015 08:09 AM

    Cut the main root others will eventually die.

    Renu Tuesday, 10 February 2015 11:39 AM

    Not only him the entire family and the friends and relations who swindled money of the poor Sri-lankans

    ajith kumara Tuesday, 10 February 2015 08:36 AM

    MR would become Priminister after the election. Wait and see what will happen to you after general the election

    rew Tuesday, 10 February 2015 12:11 PM

    Wake up. dream time is over

    mara Tuesday, 10 February 2015 12:27 PM

    The govt. should expidite action witout talking. The people should realise who these people are, before they seek to come to power.

    Mevan Tuesday, 10 February 2015 09:02 AM

    Agree with you fully because that will be a lesson for future crooks not to rob from the poor people of this country.

    Eds Tuesday, 10 February 2015 12:44 PM

    He is very much in the books Mr. Minister for saving us from terrorism. If not for him you will be still searching for a place to hide from Mister Prabakaran!

    my3 Tuesday, 10 February 2015 09:17 AM

    This man lost all his credibility. He is uttering total nonsense now.

    Pissu. h Tuesday, 10 February 2015 09:24 AM

    Please prove your cleanliness..... Did you rob public property? What is your contribution to the society? We believe you to be a wolf in sheep clothing...

    Gafa Tuesday, 10 February 2015 01:01 PM

    All are talking only, no action will be taken, if a government get changed this will forget for ever.

    nothing-personal Tuesday, 10 February 2015 01:04 PM

    This guys is a fantasist! 1) Executive presidents cannot be brought forward for questioning. 2) Then, What about presidents brothers if you you have solid evidence?

    ruwani perera Tuesday, 10 February 2015 09:33 AM

    He is already in books for liberating the country that enabled people like you to bark freely!

    sana Tuesday, 10 February 2015 09:11 PM

    thosan lie progame (boru 1000 wadasatahana )will end soon

    MADUKRM22 Tuesday, 10 February 2015 09:43 AM

    Yes. Justice should prevail. He should be locked up like Tissa.

    Sara Tuesday, 10 February 2015 09:30 PM

    We are getting tired of your talk only show. "BaRRRapathala Chodanawak" "DOOOshitah Palanayak"High time we saw some action.

    charaka Tuesday, 10 February 2015 09:48 AM

    how about letting bullock carts and 3 wheelers run on hghways

    sham Tuesday, 10 February 2015 05:00 PM

    former or present past president nobody is above the law ...all must be brought to book this is kind of democracy we need...and the ELLUM GAHA be implemented for rape murder and drug...ppl are dreaming MAHINDAS home coming again..he should not be disgraced..he needs a good rest. only a few handful POLITICALLY LOST PPL LIKE VASU WEERAWANSA GAMMANPILA WAnts MR BACK for their own survival.....

    fassey Tuesday, 10 February 2015 10:03 AM

    If MR is accused of corruption it should be proved and action taken as there is a proposal to makehim as the PM candidate at the next general election.

    Aruna Tuesday, 10 February 2015 10:08 AM

    Then bring him! We are getting tired of these sort of new! We need actions!

    jay Tuesday, 10 February 2015 02:12 PM

    already lost is head,may be wanting to be the primeministerial candidate.

    prematilleke mawella Tuesday, 10 February 2015 10:29 AM

    Its a good comment and a proposal. It should not be targeting specific person, but in general to comply any body indulged and swipe. Government also broaden the scope to eliminate communal hate speech or wring, mainly disharmony among Community of Sri Lanka. Some Political parties came in to power by using Religion or Race centered, even some current political preachers written books about Al Kaida or Talibans in Sri Lanka, to convince to Buddhist, that they are in danger, unless vote to build a Buddhist Kingdom

    kaleel Tuesday, 10 February 2015 02:14 PM

    mahinda loose his people support if come again after that he go jail burana balla vimal baluwanse know that his party need life if mahinda come again to politic

    dilbu Tuesday, 10 February 2015 02:27 PM

    before MR go and admit at Angoda mental hospital need action to take custody

    anura Tuesday, 10 February 2015 10:36 AM

    Champaka ,what has got into your head these days? You appeared to be a big lion fighting for Sinhalese some time ago. Now you seem to be acting the role of a big anti corruption agent. Who is trying to fool whom?

    Vernon Tuesday, 10 February 2015 10:36 AM

    Please do long distance transport fuel by train. Where it cannot be done expressways may be used. Better to reduce the expressway user charge so that more will use it. This way the revenue could be higher than now.

    chanaka Tuesday, 10 February 2015 10:59 AM

    Fuel prices went down but three wheeler buglers still charging the same old price my friend,,, so act on these ,,, and also groceries are still charging the same old prices for all the price reduction goods,,,


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