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.
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.
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.