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PCoI on political victimisation

Former PM and five other ex-Ministers responsible

10 March 2021 05:41 am - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The report of the Presidential Commission which probed political victimisation had held former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and five other Ministers responsible for political victimisation.

It had recommended the review of the verdict given by the Judiciary against Duminda Silva, and had cleared Yoshitha Rajapaksa and to end court case against Minister Udaya Gammanpila.

The report which was tabled in Parliament yesterday had held former Prime Minister Wickremesinghe,former Ministers Mangala Samaraweera,patali Champika Ranawaka, Rauff Hakeem, Sarath Fonseka, Malik Samarawickrama, JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake, TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran , former MPS Jayampathi Wickramaratne,and former state officers Secretary to former Prime Minister Saman Ekanayake,ssp Shani Abeysekera and J.c.weliamuna guilty of political victimisation.

The report had proposed that the verdicts given by the judiciary in relation to court cases HC7781/15 and 8331/16 which were given against former MP Duminda Silva to be reviewed while it has recommended discontinuation of the cases HC8331/16 and B96823/2015 filed against Yoshitha Rajapaksa as a concession for the damages caused to him . It has also recommended discontinuation of the cases no. 1448/2020 which had been filed against former Navy Commander Wasantha Karannagoda and cases filed against Rear Admiral

D. K. P. Dassanayake. However it had recommended an investigations by the Bribery Commission against Former Navy Commander and Minister Gammanpila.

Others who have been cleared are former diplomat Udayanga Weeeratunga and former senior State officer Jaliya Wickramasinghe.(YOHAN PERERA AND AJITH SIRIWARDANA)

  Comments - 11

  • Mahesh Wednesday, 10 March 2021 09:00 AM

    Hay Gamampilla you guy will be punished by God for all your wrong doings. Mind it and shut your dirty mouth without lying.

    Irodaya Wednesday, 10 March 2021 09:35 AM

    No need comment

    E Fernando Wednesday, 10 March 2021 11:09 AM

    He's missing his buddy Duminda

    Ram Wednesday, 10 March 2021 12:03 PM

    Political vengeance

    Saranga W Wednesday, 10 March 2021 01:30 PM

    Law and order

    Full aathal Wednesday, 10 March 2021 02:15 PM

    South Asian style of politics

    brainmaster Wednesday, 10 March 2021 02:34 PM

    back to zero

    Ranjan Wednesday, 10 March 2021 03:55 PM

    Is this rule of law? Terrible

    Ralaharamy Wednesday, 10 March 2021 05:09 PM

    These victims are innocent as the angels, and it is not correct the Yahapalanya punished them. To rectify the error, statues should be erected for these fallen angels, and restore shining Halo behind their heads. May be they should be worshiped and a till-box kept next to them.

    Indu lanka Wednesday, 10 March 2021 05:37 PM

    Clearing all the the thieves and victimization the people who can be a threat for Rajajapaksha clan in the future. Sadly that’s what happening in Banana Republic Sri Lanka!!!! Clearing Jaliya Wickrama...... who had embezzled $300.000 in the process of buying a property for SL Embassy in Washington DC. This uneducated Rajapaksha family close relative was charged and punished in USA! How could him be cleared? Just because of being a relative of Horus Rajapaksha family??????

    Nadi Karunaratne Wednesday, 10 March 2021 09:56 PM

    Sri Lanka has the potential to be a prosperous and harmonious country. This will remain a dream while the existing political elites jostle for power and the people are presented with such a pitiful choice. Talentless, shameless and self-serving. All they have to offer is nepotism, thieving, incompetence and ethnic division whilst wrapping themselves in the flag and visiting temples.

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