AG’s Dept counsel goes surprisingly mum
Posted on October 11th, 2017

CourtesyThe Daily Mirror

The team of counsel of the Attorney General’s Department, who were led by Senior Additional Solicitor General Dappula De Livera today in an uncharacteristic manner said that they have no questions to ask from the three witnesses (Minister Kabir Hashim, Minister Malik Samarawickrama and former EPF dealer Saman Kumara) when the Commission invited to question them if necessary.

The Commission stated that Minister Minister of Public Enterprises development Kabir Hashim and Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama had been summoned by them and were not listed by the Attorney General’s Department.

After the conclusion of the Commission’s questioning, the Commission asked the Counsel of the Attorney General’s Department whether they have any questions to ask from the two ministers.

However, Additional Solicitor General Dappula De Livera said: We have no questions to ask”.

In the absence of Aloysius’ personal assistant Steve Samuel, former EPF dealer Saman Kumara was then called to give evidence. This witness was one of the witnesses that the Counsel of the Attorney General’s Department had earlier suggested to be summoned.

However, after the Conclusion of the Commission’s questioning the Counsel of the Attorney General’s Department again did not question Saman Kumara as well. (Shehan Chamika Silva)

2 Responses to “AG’s Dept counsel goes surprisingly mum”

  1. Senerath Says:

    WHy continue this commision anymore. President PM FM all surely resign completely form parliament in ANY OTHER COUNTRY.
    ONLY IN SRI LANKA we have people claiming it is not a crime, it is done under my command based on governement policy after robbing poor people’s money shamelessly. ALI BABA kingdom.

    ඊ. පී. එෆ්. – ඊ. ටී. එෆ්. රහස්‌ තොරතුරු දුන් අයට පර්පෙචුවල් ට්‍රෙෂරීස්‌ තෑගි දීලා

    ශ්‍යාම් නුවන් ගනේවත්ත, සරත් ධර්මසේන

    සේවක අර්ථසාධක අරමුදල සහ සේවක භාරකාර අරමුදල ඇතුළු ස්‌ථානවල සිටින නිලධාරී න් භාණ්‌ඩාගාර බැඳුම්කර ගනුදෙනු සිදුකිරීම සඳහා පර්පෙචුවල් ට්‍රෙෂරීස්‌ සමාගමට ලබාදුන් අභ්‍යන්තර රහස්‌ තොරතුරු වෙනුවෙන් වරින් වර විශාල මුදල් ගෙවීම් සිදු කළ බව පර්පෙචුවල් ට්‍රෙෂරීස්‌ සමාගමේ ප්‍රධාන ගනදෙනුකරු නුවන් තිළිණ සල්ගාදු මහතා ඊයේ (12) බැඳුම්කර ජනාධිපති කොමිසම හමුවේ පිළිගත්තේය.

    තම අභ්‍යන්තර තොරතුරු සැපයූ පුද්ගලයන් තිදෙනෙකුට චාලි (Charli) කාර් (Car) සහ ටැන්ගෝ (Tango) යන අන්වර්ථ නාමයන්ගෙන් මේ ගෙවීම් සිදු කළ බව ද සල්ගාදු මහතා කොමිසමට හෙලි කළේය.

    2015 සැප්තැම්බර් මාසයෙන් පසු මේ පුද්ගලයන්ගෙන් චාලි ලෙස හැඳින්වූයේ සේවක අර්ථසාධක අරමුදලේ ඉන්දික ස මන් කුමාර නමැත්තා බවද ඒ මහතා කීවේය.

  2. Ratanapala Says:

    There is enough evidence before the public as well as in front of the law enforcing authorities to arrest and remand several individuals pending further investigations and subsequent trials before courts of Law. There is enough material now in the public sphere for the Attorney General’s Office to file charges against all those implicated, as the money involved run into Billions. It is only the other day at Hambantota several were arrested and put in remand prison for damaging public property.

    The reasons as to why this has not been done, now even after nearly two and half years since the first scam coming to light is a mystery. Or is it really a mystery knowing the forces at play? The perpetrators of the crime went onto a repeat performance on 29 March and 31 March 2016.

    The people, the citizenry of Sri Lanka has been robbed and now they are paying for the losses through higher taxes, increased interest rates, the sale of national assets etc. Apparently every single individual in Sri Lanka – now over 22 Million are indebted to the tune of Rs 50,000 because of this day light robbery. This is public money, public property and as far as I know non-bailable offenses.

    The people of Sri Lanka are waiting with baited breath when among others those named as AA, AM, RK, Hon RW, Little Johnny, Kanishka etc will be arrested and arraigned for the alleged crimes.

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