Explaining the reasons that suspicion had arisen he said through the deliberate delay by the two main accused Arjun Aloysius and Arjuna Mahendran in giving evidence, it is now being dragged to a situation that may require going to Courts setting the stage for political pressure to be exerted and the opportunity to conceal the fraud.
Bail for Lalith:
He said although the Treasury bond Presidential Commission is currently on the right track, since it is evident that bail was granted to the two accused in the ‘Sil’ cloth incident without any objection by the Attorney General due to some political deal and the same could happen in the Treasury bond issue.
Ratnayake said due to the relentless pursuit of the media in reporting the Treasury bond scam issue, there was much interest generated right upto the barber shop worker and his party was grateful to the media for that.
He said the Attorney General’s Department and the police could do a better job are resolving these cases if not for the political interference, adding that it was due to the cleverness of these departments that even powerful ministers such as Ravi Karunanayake had to resign from his post.