By Niranjala Ariyawansha
Legal action had been delayed in relation to 43 files sent by the FCID to the Attorney General for legal advice. “These files are related to investigations into serious financial frauds committed by Ministers, MPs and relations of those in the former Mahinda Rajapaksa regime”, a senior spokesman for the Attorney General’s Department told Ceylon Today.
The spokesman said that all files sent by the FCID are re-checked by Senior Additional Solicitor General Kapila Vaidyaratna, head of the Criminal Division.
However, the Department was delaying action in connection with Ministers and MPs of the Rajapaksa regime although there is evidence against them. Only several civil society activists like Uduve Dhammaloka Thero have been indicted to date,he said.
“We cannot understand the reasons for the delay,” he added.
Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya told this paper that he could comment on the details given in these files only in a week’s time after the return from abroad of the Head of the FCID, DIG Ravi Vaidyalankara.
The Attorney General said that officials of the Department had been further inspecting some files sent by the FCID and some files have been sent back to the FCID for further investigations, he said.