Minister Amunugama said that 33 cases will be filed against corruption and financial irregularities in due course by various institutions after completing the preliminary investigation. Moves will be taken to file cases against 33 such corrupt practices in due course by these institutions. He added that there should be a charge sheet and the Attorney General’s approval to file a case.
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday urged those members who had switched their allegiance to the current government to join the Joint Opposition. The former SLFP leader is fighting to gain his power back said that he expected them to take a decisive step soon. He and his associates are worried about the new cases against them and are in the process of creating a new party to coverup the crimes during his rule.
The appeal was made amidst hectic preparations for the formation of a new Sinhala Racist political movement involving left political parties, Mahajana Eksath Peramuna, National Freedom Front and Pivithuru Hela Urumaya, as these politicians have lost support among the public and frauds and corruption under previous government are being exposed. Amunugama said that 33 cases will be filed against corruption and financial irregularities in due course by various institutions after completing the preliminary investigation.
Special Projects Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama yesterday revealed that 11 MPs of the Joint Opposition have clearly said that they won’t join the new party while four to 5 MPs are begging Malik Samarawickrama for UNP membership. He said that the statement of MP Mahinrda Rajapaksa with regard to the statement of UN Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Al-Husain, cannot be considered as a truthful or an honest statement
Kurunegala District MP Rajapaksa was addressing a gathering after the opening of a special office at Jayanthipura, Battaramulla to conduct the Joint Opposition campaign. He has openly said that he had helped some of the MPs in current government when they were in deep trouble during his rule.
Nearly half of SLFPers elected at the August 2015 poll and appointed through the National List received portfolios in the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government and are supporting the current government.
The former President who used China against India during his rule asserted that proposed Indo-Lanka Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA)wouldn’t be in Sri Lanka’s interest.
Joint Opposition Leader Dinesh Gunawardena, urged the former President to give leadership to their struggle.