Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said that the mechanism of the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID), is akin to that of the ‘era of Hitler’.
“The Prime Minister cannot take the role of the IGP and give orders. The Prime Minister is answerable to Parliament. The Cabinet Sub-Committee has taken over Police power. The Gazette has taken a different turn to what was intended,” he told journalists outside the Welikada Prison.
Rajapaksa visited former Minister Johnston Fernando, who is currently in remand prison over charges under the Public Property Act.
Rajapaksa said that the actions of the ‘FCID’ were spoken of during the meeting between him and President Maithripala.
“This is political revenge and nothing else. These are civil cases. The CWE is a Corporation and its dealings don’t fall under the Public Properties act. Besides, it’s a commercial entity and giving goods on credit is a usual practice. If there is an issue, it should fall under a civil action, as opposed to a criminal one,” he said.
He said that even the offenses that his brother former Minister Basil Rajapaksa is charged with fall under the same category of ‘civil offences’.
Rajapaksa has visited all his allies, who were in remand custody following his defeat in the concluded Presidential election and has been defiant in rejecting allegations of financial misappropriation and fraud. (Text and Video by Sanath Desmond)
This is like the pot calling the porcelain kettle black !
M.O.A.Careem Friday, 08 May 2015 06:18 AM
9th Jan Hitler was thrown away
rs Thursday, 07 May 2015 07:09 PM
why the hell are you so scared of if you are clean MR has nothing other then FCID to talk of
patriot Thursday, 07 May 2015 07:11 PM
Everyone is buying time, only the genuine one will stand out.
onlooker Thursday, 07 May 2015 07:20 PM
Tony Friday, 08 May 2015 06:46 AM
Mahinda you were worse than Hitler. Have you forgotten what you did?
simon Thursday, 07 May 2015 07:27 PM
The present govt is doing the same as previous govt to in a different angle. Whom you could blame ??
OMG Thursday, 07 May 2015 07:30 PM
Only if you did not swallow the dead rope of Sumane, and your family did not flaunt their easy gotten wealth you will not be out in the rain and sun like this!
Buruwa Thursday, 07 May 2015 07:34 PM
You are the biggest Hitler if the 21st century. Have you forgotten what you did to others when your family was in power ?
Ryan Thursday, 07 May 2015 07:38 PM
we have 3 clearly identified Hitlers in this regime
goviputha Thursday, 07 May 2015 07:45 PM
Field Marshal Fonseka, ex presidential candidate has any feedback on his 2 years imprisonment by MR , was that political revenge ?
Nimal Thursday, 07 May 2015 07:49 PM
Im happy that CBK is overlooking the fraud investigations. She is the only person MR and goons cant buy, thats why MR is scared now.
De Silva Thursday, 07 May 2015 07:52 PM
Can an ordinary person take goods from the CWE on credit??? This is all bunkem
knight rider Thursday, 07 May 2015 07:51 PM
Oh what happened to all the imported Ethanol. May be at Medamulana. via DM Android App
Harry Friday, 08 May 2015 08:24 AM
Yeaah, the Beeshana Ugaya was better!
TJ Thursday, 07 May 2015 08:09 PM
White van abductions akin to Idi Amin’s era.
Gamunu Thursday, 07 May 2015 08:11 PM
Look who is talking. What about your own concentration camps in the North?
DInesh Thursday, 07 May 2015 08:27 PM
We call this a political revenge because no action against CB governor. This amount is negligible comparing to the CB transaction.
Cobra Thursday, 07 May 2015 08:46 PM
An era we just managed to end on the 8th of January 2015!!!
Hasan Thursday, 07 May 2015 08:46 PM
trying to protect thugs and himself...
raj Thursday, 07 May 2015 08:49 PM
sir you have difficulties to accept the authority of new government to which people have given mandate.
raj Thursday, 07 May 2015 08:52 PM
People still remember white vans and removal of Chief Justice, and imprisonment of SF. Is it a good democracy?
Ramani Friday, 08 May 2015 12:54 PM
Hondatema pissu gahala. Does not know what he is talking. Scared to death
Cyril n Thursday, 07 May 2015 09:06 PM
Look who is talking what. Why fear if you have been honest. .
abilik Thursday, 07 May 2015 09:16 PM
Substandard petrol spoiled our cars? Where is Susil PJ?
Mer tn perera Friday, 08 May 2015 03:50 PM
You behaved like hitler having jailed field Marshall Sarah fonseka and dismissing Chief Justice shiranee bandaranayake. You are a disgraceful greedy politician who ruined the wealth of the poor Sri Lankans. May u and your clan rot in hell.
upali Friday, 08 May 2015 01:25 PM
Then the present regime is in the range of Hilter and Mahind is above.
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