UNP today requested the government to submit to Parliament, the reports of the Mahanama Tilakaratne commission appointed to probe the recent Katunayake Free Trade Zone (FTZ) incident and the Shirani Tilakawardane Commission appointed to probe the arms deals.
UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake told a news conference today that these reports should be submitted to the House as those who are responsible for these incidents and deals should be brought to book.
Mr. Attanayake charged that report of the Tilakawardane commission that probed the arms deals two years ago had been swept under the carpet.
He said the government had appointed several commissions from time to time with several objectives but the findings and recommendations of these have been swept under the carpet. Mr. Attanayake said the APRC which was appointed to come up with a solution to the national issue had also suffered the same fate.
Mr. Attanayake explained that the reports of these commissions cannot bypass Parliament.
Besides he said the charges against various government officials should also be probed as no action have been taken against though they have been proven guilty. “One of these officials whose fraudulent deals were proven had been given a promotion instead of a punishment, “he charged.
The UNP General Secretary also charged that the government is still taking the ‘national defense’ as an excuse for almost every thing though the conflict had ended two years ago. “It is not right to take cover under defense as the war which was the biggest threat to the national security ended two years ago,” he added.
Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 21 June 2011 04:40 PM
Commissions are appointed to see if they can blame some opposition members but when the outcome is different and not favourable to those who govern, then those reports never see the light of day and swept under the carpet. What makes one think that the government will publish these reports when it is already dead scared of even considering a Right to Information Act.
GanjaRabbit Tuesday, 21 June 2011 05:51 PM
yes you are right black and white televisions are better than color television....
Rosh Tuesday, 21 June 2011 06:32 AM
Very good move by the U N P . We must get the culprits behind bars.
raj Gonsalkorale Tuesday, 21 June 2011 06:43 AM
These reports should be made public knowledge. What is the point in having enquiries if the outcome is not known to the public?
cracko Tuesday, 21 June 2011 11:26 AM
We are the Miracle of Asia, sic, the world. Reports are not published here.
Lal Medawatte Tuesday, 21 June 2011 07:31 AM
Has this Government revealed the outcome of the report on any commissions they have appointed?
ASHRAFF Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:42 AM
public needs this matter to be in BLACK AND WHITE and no one has the right to hide ASHRAFF NAZIM - DUBAI
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