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PM should assist to punish those responsible for CB bond scam - president PM should assist to punish those responsible for CB bond scam - president
Jan 22, 2018

President’s Kandy speech indicates PM is not a respondent Featured

A statement made today (22) by president Maithripala Sirisena that prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe should assist him in enforcing the law and punishing all those responsible for the Central Bank bond scam is a clear indication that the PM is not a respondent in the matter, a UNP MP told Sri Lanka Mirror on condition of anonymity.

The MP referred to an article in a website run by an official of the President’s Office which placed the entire blame for the scam on the PM.

However, president Sirisena said at a public rally in Kandy this afternoon that PM Wickremesinghe and all those in the government and the opposition should assist him in enforcing the law and punishing those responsible for the bond scam.

Answers accusations

He noted that today he was facing accusations from UNP supporters, but said that what he always did was to act against corruption, fraud, swindling and dictatorship.

President Sirisena also referred to a call by his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa to join with him, saying the present government has failed to deliver, and answered that he has now forgotten how he failed three times.

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Ex-president failed three times

His inability to face the economic crisis was one failure, and the second was the presidential election in 2015 which he lost, with the third being the defeat at the parliamentary polls that followed.

Whatever is said today, president Sirisena pointed out, that the Supreme Court has declared that the CB bond scams had started in 2008.

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