Dec 13, 2016

Powerful minister pleads with Mahindananda! Featured

A powerful government minister is these days giving telephone calls to joint opposition MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage and pleading with him that he be not included in the ‘good governance – top ten thieves’ list, say political sources.

The no. 4th in the list, he is claiming that he has no connection to any act of fraud or corruption, and that a topmost politician had pressurized him into giving highway tenders to Arjun and Tiru.

When contacted, Aluthgamage confirmed receiving the telephone calls from the minister.

Top 3 are Ranil, Ravi & Malik

The first three in the JO’s list of top 10 corrupt figures in the present administration are prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and ministers Ravi Karunanayake and Malik Samarawickrama.

Aluthgamage and other JO MPs say the no. 4 politician will be revealed within days.

No action so far against ‘ten per cents’

Meanwhile, civil society activists have strongly objected to leaders of the present government over the absence of any legal action against the ‘ten per cents’ who had committed acts of massive fraud and corruption during the Rajapaksa regime.

They have expressed strong displeasure with regard to the suspension of investigations against Basil Rajapaksa and Gamini Senarath.

SLFP spokesman Dilan Perera has accused PM Wickremesinghe of protecting the two with the aim of dividing the party.

Meanwhile, reports say no positive action has yet been taken with regard to the 63 final investigation files referred to the Attorney General’s Department for action in connection with the serious acts of wrongdoing that had taken place during the previous regime.

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