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27 January 2016 11:42 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will make a statement in Parliament with regard to the revelations made by Cabinet Spokesman Dr. Rajitha Senaratne on bank accounts in Dubai belonging to a former VVIP family, an MP and a head of a government institution, which exceeded USD 3 billion.

Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella said the Prime Minister would make a statement on the issue, when a question was raised by Chief Opposition Whip Anura Dissanayake on the matter in Parliament yesterday.

Mr. Dissanayake, who quoted Minister Senaratne said the latter had said at a press briefing that a member of a VVIP family had USD 1.08 billion in his bank account in a Dubai bank, while an MP had USD 500 million and a head of a State institution, a sum of USD 1.8 billion in their respective bank accounts in foreign banks. This statement, he said, could not be taken lightly as it had been made by the Cabinet Spokesman.

Accordingly the Chief Opposition Whip questioned as to whether a complaint had been made by the Minister or anyone else to the relevant authorities.

He said the government should state, who had made the complaint and where it had been made.

Also, Mr. Dissanayake questioned as to whether any investigation had been carried out on the matter. He questioned as to whether any action would be taken against those who made the allegation if it were to be found false. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 9

  • Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 28 January 2016 09:22 AM

    Very good move. The public is keen to know about it.

    Desmond Jeromme Thursday, 28 January 2016 09:23 AM

    Hon. PM - right opportunity for you to expose the truth.

    Pambaya Thursday, 28 January 2016 10:32 PM

    As usual. "No Action Talk Only".

    Patriot Thursday, 28 January 2016 10:11 AM

    PM has been making special statements one after the other. That is all he can do. His competition is with the President who is equally busy making statement after statement. And all the looser UNP supporters waiting for the money to come. Wake up brothers there is no money what ever you have in your pocket will also be taken away by inflation and dollar appreciation. Long live Yahapala Naya.

    Sunil Thursday, 28 January 2016 02:29 PM

    Bring this money back to Sri Lanka and prove to all that you are serious about catching these crooks...

    Mason Thursday, 28 January 2016 06:38 PM

    Rightly so.

    Mason Thursday, 28 January 2016 06:42 PM

    Too much talk and too little action. In the end none are going to be charged and there will be no money !

    Reader Thursday, 28 January 2016 10:47 AM

    UNP lead unity govt is criticized all over country for no action but only talk.

    Coconut Republic Thursday, 28 January 2016 10:49 AM

    Hon Prime minister, make it fast. The efforts are taking place on distributing the funds with a 10% kick back.

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