The main opposition United National Party (UNP) today commended the Bribery Commission for its courage in initiating action against former National Savings Bank Chairman Pradeep Kariyawasam over the NSB-The Finance Company deal.
The UNP also urged the authorities to take relevant action against those who manipulated the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) as well.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror UNP MP and economist Harsha De Silva said the authorities should look into the entire gamut of fraudulent transactions.
“This should not be a one off thing, they must look at everyone in the group because obviously the chairman could not have clapped with one hand in this particular deal,” he said.
Dr. De Silva went on to say that the EPF issue is a much bigger issue for which the wrongdoers should be brought to the book.
“I believe that the EPF issue is a much bigger issue than the NSB deal. I don’t want to use the word ‘witchhunt’ yet because this (initiation of action) can be just the beginning; I hope they will look at the other cases and other people as well.” (Hafeel Farisz)
Harsha you all are out of your minds. UNP must commend commendable things. Do not support when taking revenge, in this purticular case you must suport the weak party.
bandara Friday, 26 October 2012 08:36 AM
as long as the foolish people are intoxicated with "patriotism" the govt. will continue to get away with these frauds
Calee Fernando Friday, 26 October 2012 08:48 AM
Opposition seems doing the job.
michael Friday, 26 October 2012 08:51 AM
EPF investments are different to TFC - NSB. Why don't you talk about also the profits made by the EPF Fund!!!! You are good at theory, bad at practice.
Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 26 October 2012 08:54 AM
Not only EPF fraud but also the fraudulent Hedging deals in the Petroleum Corporation too - but then, it all depends on whether the culprits are in good books or bad books of the King. That is how investigations are launched and wrong doers punished in this Miracle of Asia. Everyone knows why this mighty hurry to prosecute the ex-Chairman of Savings Bank. Trying to kill two birds with one stone!
Calee Fernando Friday, 26 October 2012 09:01 AM
EPF is a money boom in its original state. No need to risk invest giving opportunities to goons to misuse. If it is so profitable after so called investments why Govt. delay payments due to CTB retired workers?
kan Friday, 26 October 2012 09:54 AM
Fraudsters are enjoying money, now good money will be wasted on probes, result will be NOT GUILTY LIKE KP"
roshan greenwich Sunday, 28 October 2012 08:54 AM
pradeep is not weaker party, he was part and parcel of the whole alibaba group. This is God's punishment for plundering public money, they loose millions in those corrupt deals and increase the kogthamalli and wambattu prices.
Imran Hussein Friday, 26 October 2012 01:11 PM
What i meant was, Harsha is making a mistake here in commending the Bribery commission. He must support the former NSB chairman istead (the weaker party). Regime is taking its revenge over an other issue.