Jan 26, 2018

Committee to implement bond recommendations

A special committee comprising additional Solicitor General Muditha Fernando and Deputy Solicitor General Haripriya Gunasekara has been appointed to study the Bond report recommendations, file charges and implement other preliminary action, said Skills Development and Vocational Training Chandima Weerakkody.

He said this committee had already commenced the initial work.

He refuted allegations published in the media that the Senior Additional Solicitor General President’s Counsel Dappula de Livera and Additional Solicitor General Yasantha Kodagoda had been removed from legal activities pertaining to the Bond scam.

The Minister said Livera and Kodagoda are senior members of the AG’s Department and said the relevant legal measures would be taken by other members of the department under their supervision, which is not wrong.

He noted that in any organisation, the services of other heads of divisions could be obtained under the supervision of the heads of that department while recommendations, filing charges and other action pertaining to the bond issue would also be carried out in the same manner by the team headed by Muditha Fernando and Haripriya Jayasundara.

Minister Weerakkody said this at a media briefing held at the SLFP Headquarters yesterday (25).

Prior to the final decision of the AG:

The Minister said once the initial legal measures are completed, the process would be evaluated by Dappula de Livera and Yasantha Kodagoda.

He noted that this process had been followed by the AG’s Department for decades.

He also said prior to legal action being taken eventually against the perpetrators, the AG would discuss the whole process with the entire team.

The General Secretary of the UPFA, Mahinda Amaraweera was also present at this media briefing.