Several UNF MPs, including Ministers, have reportedly called for the resignation of Law and Order Minister Tilak Marapana over his stance on the controversial Avant Garde floating armoury.
Informed sources told Daily Mirror the MPs had made this call at the UNF group meeting at Temple Trees last morning, chaired by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
The MPs had reportedly been of the opinion that an improper investigation into the Avant Garde case would have an adverse effect on the government.
The issue had come up when Minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera had stressed the need for a proper investigation into the matter.
Deputy Minister Ajith Perera had asked why the Avant Garde investigation was moving at a lethargic pace when other cases like Wele Suda's drug dealings were being expedited. He also proposed the setting up of a special judicial system to investigate serious crimes.
Minister Champika Ranawaka had charged that some Ministers were defending perpetrators of large-scale corruption.
Premier Wickremesinghe had then assured the group that he would discuss the matter with President Maithripala Sirisena. (Yohan Perera)
Minister of "Law and Order" for a country that has no law and has no order.
Cheers Sunday, 08 November 2015 04:47 AM
Nice answer by the PM I will discuss with the president they are both fooling the people 2 boneless leaders
nandalal Saturday, 07 November 2015 03:17 PM
Yahapalakayas are in the same mould of corruption. They want to get rid of all straight forward characters. Beginning of the end of yahapalana regime.
Goliwog Saturday, 07 November 2015 03:26 PM
Not only ministers MPs but all law abiding citizens. Get these two out quick or face the consequences .
johan Sunday, 08 November 2015 09:19 AM
The PM made a wrong choice.There are so many youngmps. in the parliament who can handle any portfolios efficiently. And also they have good vote base.Allocating bonus seats for these type of individuals not worth.
Maty Saturday, 07 November 2015 03:35 PM
he is ruining the name of the UNP.
Premalal Saturday, 07 November 2015 03:37 PM
The sooner you get rid of them, the better for the country.
Euclid Sunday, 08 November 2015 09:48 AM
RW also need to go for getting these parasites from the the list. Most from the UNP list are for making hay while the sun shines. Read the garment man.
Jeff.G Saturday, 07 November 2015 04:00 PM
His brother defends Mahinda R at the ITN fraud. Hon Min Tillak Defended Avant Garde case. god only knows the Marapona family involvements.He never faced an election, I think Hon President and Hon P.M should take an action.
karu Saturday, 07 November 2015 04:29 PM
Upto RW, to prove that he is a leader with a spine. via DM Android App
Wildwine Sunday, 08 November 2015 06:16 PM
You may have a point; but in politics there is no place for absolute truth in anything. You deal with only what is politically convenient to suit the situation.
Leo Saturday, 07 November 2015 05:07 PM
Marapana is all about Marabana. via DM Android App
Ganesha Sunday, 08 November 2015 10:25 AM
This one should be out in anyway
REALPATRIAT Saturday, 07 November 2015 05:52 PM
Human virus in YAHAPALA NA. Needs immediate treatment. EXPULSION IS THE BEST AND THE ONLY TREATMENT via DM Android App
Gemba Saturday, 07 November 2015 06:00 PM
I think when the truth is prevailing, the jokers who blasted the previous regime while being in the cabinet, starts smarting now. I endorse Mr. Marapana as this is another Millennium City and Police gimmick...
Mason Saturday, 07 November 2015 06:37 PM
Out with him. His ethics are twisted. Let not he be another unwanted to be shielded like CB Governor !
Sincere Saturday, 07 November 2015 06:39 PM
Wrong move! He did not apply for the post. He was appointed. So ask the man who appointed him to sack him instead!
TD Saturday, 07 November 2015 07:52 PM
PEOPLE ARE VERY DISAPPOINTED OF YAHAPALANA KRAMAWEDAYA SO FAR.Definitely marapana should be fired. Appointing marapana as national security minister should not have happen.According to news articles he was the main legal represent of avangard company.HORA GE AMMA GEN PENA AHANAWA WAGE NEDA Appointing marapana as national security minister. Government should appoint Ajith perera as national security minister, and R hakeem as justice minister.
gon Bass Sunday, 08 November 2015 01:26 PM
None of those who jabber about Avant Grade floating armory do know the legality of the functioning of the Company. Media had created a bogus hype and that has resulted in this being considered as the biggest fraud that has taken place in the recent past. That is not the correct state of affairs. This is a perfectly legal operation carried out by an innovative entrepreneur, an aspect of commerce which had not been considered by any local businessmen previously. Those who lament that the Sri Lankan Navy could have earned this money are people who do not know about the legal inability to carry out such an operation. These foolish Ministers and JVP MPs (whom I believe are knowingly misleading the public) should be deplored for their stupidity. Well done Hon. Marapana. You had the back bone to call a spade a spade.
Coconut Republic Saturday, 07 November 2015 09:58 PM
Just prior to his appointment from the back door, a media report very clearly predicted about his calibre.
kumar Saturday, 07 November 2015 10:50 PM
Mahendran and now Marapana. RW, you better be very careful.
avant Sunday, 08 November 2015 12:14 AM
Mara- Pane looks having real (Mara) devil (Pana) life ,will kill UNFGG in no time
kondaya Sunday, 08 November 2015 12:22 AM
When UNP in oppos this gentleman did nothing. young MPs fight with previous regim. These old men must be chased. via DM Android App
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