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President Maithripala Sirisena said today the investigations into the Central Bank issue should be free of political interference and he would forward it for an impartial and independent judicial process.

He expressed these views while participating at the launch of an SLFP membership drive at Maharagama.

President Sirisena said he came out of the previous government and became the President with the support of everyone, not to punish those who committed wrongs while allowing the others to do wrong.

“My policy regarding this bond issue is all politicians should stay away from the investigations and it should be forwarded to the courts for an impartial and independent legal action. This is not an issue that the politicians can resolve,” he said.

“The COPE has presented a report according to the standing orders in Parliament and our constitution. People have different opinions on this report. Some say it is wrong while some others say it if right. It is the politicians who say so. They may be wrong or right. We should look at them carefully,” he said.

The President said he would take legal advice and forward the report to the court for an impartial probe and a verdict.

“Then we can see who is wrong? Who is right? Who is clean and who is not,” he said. (Muditha Dayananda)

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  Comments - 7

  • Pinto Thursday, 03 November 2016 08:50 PM

    Well said. Let us hope his action meets his words. It is not a easy task considering that you are working from within a pack of corrupt politicians. This case involving your current partners and not the previous government will show your honesty.

    Premalal Thursday, 03 November 2016 09:24 PM

    You have let the country down by letting the investigation into the biggest single fraud in our country slip into disarray. We elected you the President not to close stable doors after horses have bolted.

    lion Friday, 04 November 2016 05:51 AM

    President it is sad to say that your credibility has been eroded to an extent where no one takes you seriously. You said to investigate in to the attack on a night club involving your son. What has happened to it. You are famous now say one thing and do some thing quite opposite to it. As it is no one in Srilanka believes you. We have made a very big mistake by voting you to power.

    kato Friday, 04 November 2016 06:08 AM

    I guess the manufacture of bond still stuck in Singapore...hope he will return or issue an Interpol arrest via DM Android App

    Malaka Thursday, 03 November 2016 06:07 PM

    We are only talking here... now enough of hearing all politicians wordings... time to start working.... I mean real work.... Plans are nice you should execute them without keeping as plans....

    Prem Thursday, 03 November 2016 06:21 PM

    Dear Mr, President.Yes we can find an independent court in Sri Lanka. But how can we find an independent prosecutor?Prem

    P.SUNIL Thursday, 03 November 2016 06:23 PM

    All are not saints including the fellow coutrymen and politicians


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