In a stormy cabinet meeting today presided by President Maithripala Sirisena. Two strong and vocal government who spearheaded the campaign for Mahinda Rajpakse’s ouster in January Minister Rajitha Senarathne and Champaka Ranawake threatend to quit the government if the investigations into the Avan Garde Arms Armory issue is not properly investigated immediately and concluded by charging those guilty.
They observed that it was not right for Chit Minister Thilak Marapane to investigate the Armory when he appeared for ex Major Nissanka Senathipathy. The Prime. Minister during the commotion had walked out according to a Minister and the President had agreed to have a special session of the cabinet to discuss these issues.
MP Sumanthiran questioned in parliament as to how Marapana could speak when he was the lawyer retained by Nissanka Senathipathy. Political sources say Ministers Marapane , Malik Samarawickrama and Vajira Abewardana operate together and are all in it together. Most say Minister Marapane did not deserve to be nominated to Parliament.
The next one to blow up in cabinet soon would be the allegation that Governor Mahendren was aware of the ill gotten cash deposits at NDB Bank Dubai where he worked prior to January and the Rajapakse family were introduced to Mahendren by his famous son in law Arjuna Alosius. It is alleged that he was their Wealth Manager at NBD Dubai. That investigation has also made no progress, other than the usual noise in the media.