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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Parliament yesterday said that those who question him about the bond scam should read the report of the Presidential Commission which probed the issue as it had not faulted him for anything.

The Prime Minister said this while winding up the debate on his expenditure head in Parliament last evening. He was actually responding to few question raised by UPFA MP Vasudeva Nannayakka earlier during the day. “Has Mr. Nananayakka read the bond commission report yet?" he asked.

Responding to another question raised by Mr. Nanayakkara, whether Mr. Wickremesinghe was aware that he was the third respondent of the case he filed in the Supreme Courts against the privatization of Lanka Marine Services Ltd, Mr. Wickremesinghe said the transaction was done in 2000 and therefore it was not relevant as neither he n or Mr. Nanayakkara were ministers in that government.

The Prime Minister said Sri Lanka’s apparel export earnings were US$ 2800 million in 2004 and rose to US$4600 million in 2015. In Vietnam he said the apparel exports earnings rose to US$ 27,500 million in 2015 from US$ 4900 in 2004. He said the situation in Bangladesh was the same as apparel exports in that country rose to US$25,500 million in 2015 from US$5700 million in 2004. “Sri Lanka has actually conceded the market in the golden era,” he said.

He said the oil refinery in Hambantota would be commissioned in few weeks together with the industrial zone there. “More zones will come up in Milleniya, Trincomalee while we have already launched another zone in Bingiriya.” (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • Jayanath Friday, 15 March 2019 11:08 AM

    This is a nice theory! When accident happen and some one is dead, it is not the fault of driver but the bus!

    Lesly Premalal Friday, 15 March 2019 11:13 AM

    You only mastermined it and shared the loot!

    Karu Friday, 15 March 2019 11:26 AM

    It's a white collar crime for which you are morally responsible. Arjun is your man and he isn't responding. My parents paid for my education and I can think and analyse what's right and wrong. I am also a tax payer.

    sajith Friday, 15 March 2019 11:27 AM

    oh really...

    Hari M Friday, 15 March 2019 11:51 AM

    If you were honest, diligent, conscious and responsible leader, it would have been your fault. However, since you are there only for the position and the perks, it is not your fault.

    Haramanis Friday, 15 March 2019 12:18 PM

    The Bond Heist funded the UNP campaign and was directed by the PM and UNP high-ups including Ravi

    Andare Friday, 15 March 2019 12:21 PM

    Why this Ranil's late denial ? The whole country is now aware of the BOND SCAM and the culprits involved.

    Bobby Pereira Friday, 15 March 2019 12:33 PM

    My foot! You are the Mastermind.

    thivanka tennekoon Friday, 15 March 2019 01:16 PM

    Its my fault

    JIM Friday, 15 March 2019 02:09 PM

    No PM, nothing is ever your fault.

    Jaliya Friday, 15 March 2019 04:22 PM

    Of course there isn't a single fault of mine for the destruction of this poor island ..... it was the fault of those voters who elected me and the clan. (and) I look forward to being elected again and again and again and again....


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