‘My life under threat’ says President
Cabinet spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratne said yesterday it costs the Government Rs 12 million a month to sustain the Anti-Corruption Committee Secretariat.
He said the President had lost his patience with the manner in which the Secretariat has been conducting its investigations, explaining, “The matter was taken up at yesterday’s Cabinet meeting and the President said that if he was allowed to take over the Ministry of Law and Order, he would resolve all major investigations within three months,” he said.
All institutions which have the power to investigate and punish like the Police, CID and the FCID are under the Ministry of Law and Order that is under Minister Sagala Ratnayake.
“The President said that if this government is unable to uncover serious financial crimes and punish the perpetrators we will lose all credibility. He added that if a member of the Rajapaksa family returns to power his life will be in serious danger. So I told the President that he must take over this ministry because if we punish those who are guilty of serious financial crimes, all the attempts to sabotage the government will end,” he said.
Senaratne stated that the Cabinet did not decide to close down the Anti-Corruption Committee Secretariat and will discuss the matter further at next week’s Cabinet meeting. He added that the Secretariat is only investigating minor matters and that a lot of SLFP MPs feel that it is deliberately targeting its members over trivial matters.
“Although the monthly expenditure of the Anti-Corruption Committee Secretariat is Rs 12 million, it only has six investigators and one consultant investigator. But there are five directors and five consultants. We promised the people that we will punish financial criminals but we have done nothing. People are losing faith,” he said.
The Anti-Corruption Committee Secretariat, situated near Temple Trees, was established soon after the January 2015 presidential election. This institution was set up on a recommendation to the Cabinet by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
(Source: Ceylon Today – By Rathindra Kuruwita)
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‘My life under threat’ says President. Of course for the mess you created and sold the right of majority Sinhalese people to minorities to get re elected so that you can visit temples and worship trees and offer flowers in order to avoid persecution.
…………President said that if he was allowed to take over the Ministry of Law and Order, he would resolve all major investigations within three months,” he said…….Does the HE President knows he is still the Executive President and use that power. Above all HE is the Law & Order and it is under HEs jurisdiction.
Dear Mr Amarakoon. What law and order you are talking about. Ministry of Law and Order, Are you living in a cu cu land. Every body is a executive in Sri Lanka even they don’t know the meaning of the word executive. This guy has promised so many things and people are so fed up they don’t take any notice for what he says.
You hit the nail on the head.
The population does not listen to the rubbish coming out of the Big Boss, the 2nd in Command and the Cabinet mouthpiece. In fact, the entire Yahapalana leadership and all the minions surrounding it have lost their credibility (100%).
The latest is ‘my life is under threat’ from the Big Boss. Well, as the Big Boss, he gets top class tax-payer funded security 24X7. Well, if that is not good enough to protect his life, it shows that the Yahapalana are not even capable of securing themselves against threat at the poor taxpayer’s expense.
All I could say to these people is “Mates, if you cannot perform, time to call it a day”.
why so for you are not a radical. when it suits you you are with the crowd and then there is ranil to hold you back and then you have to give ear to your mentor for more than a decade Mahinda. you are with the forces and the police and you will bend backwards to appease all shades of tamils and the islam population.
So I cant understand where the threat is coming from except within the party or yahapalanaya. Ranils ambition is fading his only concern is to get into a suit and babble away. However you must be wary of elements like mangala….ravi …or even sb even though they are not their wives must be trying manipulate their hisbands to pave the way for their sons political career!
1st investigate the solar power scandal which has been fixed on roof top a total of about 60 Mw with the assistance of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka and the Institution of Engineering and Technology Sri Lanka Branch and it will be seen that Billions of rupees per year are loss to our Country due to our President misled by environmentalists surrounding him promised the world leaders not to go for BOT coal fueled electricity but to go for solar wind ect and as a result we the people are loosing about a billion rupees per day. Please request our President to investigate this and it will be found that this is the biggest loss to our country and the only reason investors are avoiding us