Deputy Ministers to push President to abolish FCID

Several Deputy Ministers from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) have decided to push President Maithripala Sirisena to abolish the police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID).

The Deputy Ministers visited Yoshitha Rajapaksa, the son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, at the Welikada remand prison today.

Later speaking to the media, the Deputy Ministers said that they will demand from the President that he abolish the FCID saying it is illegal.

The Deputy Ministers said that if the President fails to agree to their demand they are prepared to resign from their Ministry posts.

Sumedha G. Jayasena, Susantha Punchinilame, Nimal Lansa, Anuradha Jayaratne and Nishantha Muttuhettigama are among the Deputy Ministers who visited Yoshitha Rajapaksa today.

Yoshitha Rajapaksa was arrested by the FCID and produced in court on Saturday and remanded over alleged financial irregularities at the CSN television station which is owned by him.(Colombo Gazette)