President must also be held responsible: JO
Posted on January 4th, 2018

Kalathma Jayawardhane Courtesy The Daily Mirror

In the wake of President Maithripala Sirisena’s statement on the Central Bank bond scam, the joint opposition today said President Sirisena should also be held responsible for the fraud as he was the appointing authority of Arjuna Mahendran as the Central Bank Governor who cleaned out the Treasury.

Addressing a news conference on behalf of the joint opposition, former minister Prof. G.L. Peiris said President Sirisena had only appointed Mr. Mahendran. He also said yesterday’s President Sirisena’s statement was merely to distance himself from the fraud which had caused a whopping loss of Rs. 11 billion to the state.

Though President Sirisena vowed to recover money through legal means as Mr. Mahendran being a Singaporean would have spirited away the stolen money. Therefore, it is practically difficult to prosecute him. Even if he is prosecuted, the extradition law has to be applied which is a long and complicated process,” he added.

He said the second bond scam had taken place after the Parliament was dissolved and added that it could have been prevented if President Sirisena had not dissolved the Parliament allowing the the Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) headed by former Minister D.E.W. Gunasekera to proceed with the investigations.

While referring to the statement by President Sirisena that the Bond Commission is of the opinion that similar incidents as revealed in the Commission Report had happened even in 2008, he said it was completely outside the scope of the commission to consider about it and urged the authorities not to distract the attention of the people. ()

 

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2 Responses to “President must also be held responsible: JO”

  1. Charles Says:

    t is strange how News 1st is trying to make a hero of the President Maitripala Sirisena. He did not do any thing special except that he woke up late to appoint a Commission to probe in to the Bond Scam. If he had done it before he could have stopped the second bondscam taking place in 2016. The Bond theft it appears had been planned even before Maitheripala Sirisena had been roped in to be their common candidate for the Presidential elections. They Ranil -Ravi and Chandrika and the rest of the UNP led by Mangala Samaraweera and Rajitha Senaratne wanted some one naive and be utterly grateful to them to do what ever they demand to be the Common Presidential Candidata and that was how they roped in Maithripala Sirisena to be their cat’s paw to do their bidding. After Sirisena’s election they were bold to carry out their plan. Ravi seem to have known Arjun Mahendran through Raja Rajaratnam who finnced the terrorists. He was a foreigner and he had his son in Law in the right place to steal the Central Bank and make a great robery of it. Ranil recommended Arjun as the Governor of the CB and the President ever grateful to Ranil did not think twice before he appointed Arjun Mahendran as the Governor. When his term ended President asked Ranil to terminate his appointment but instead Ranil appointed him Counsel to the Prime Minister to work along with Paskeralingam. But the President said nothing but appointed a new CBGovernor. and when the Bond Scam took place and every one was making a hugh and cry about it, the President Sirisena was not moved . He woke up late to appoint a Commission. Therefore the President Sirisena is also as guilty as the Prime Miniter for the Bond scam.

  2. Ratanapala Says:

    Ever since Ranil being appointed by Sirisena overlooking parliamentary protocols, all what he has done are to make Sri Lanka a failed state. This is the objective of the Western Christian nations. Only way to subjugate Sri Lanka and Sinhala Buddhists and to bring them under the suzerainty of the west is to make them paupers. This is what he started – denying the farmers their fertilizer denying them a correct price for their produce, stopping of all development activities, selling of state assets, bringing disrepute to Sri Lanka as a whole on all financial and monetary indices and making Sri Lanka again open to the LTTE terrorists and their sympathizers. The objective of bringing Jadapalanaya with a vain creature such as Sirisena in the guise of President of the country was to administer the agenda of the Christian West.

    Now even after getting caught with his pants down on the Bond Scam / Robbery the biggest in the history of Sri Lanka and perhaps in the whole of Asia, he does not have the decency to call it quits. If he was the “Mr Clean” as some idiots seem to believe or if he has an iota of self-respect he would have resigned on 27 Feb 2015 the day the Bond Scam saw daylight. From that day onwards all his actions were to exonerate the thieves – whose identities are no longer secret. Now that the idiotic daylight robbery is all exposed, he nor his fellow thieves do not even have fig leaves to hide behind.

    However, Ranil is still required by the Christian West and the Christians and other low lives in Colombo and their bootlickers in the rest of the country for their benefit alone. This is the reason he was entrenched in the UNP for the last nearly 3 decades, and this is the reason they will all rally behind to keep him in office.

    If Sirisena is not a spineless guttersnipe he should rise up to the occasion and fire Ranil from his post as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. Today I listened to the media discussion when somebody tried to paint him as a lion for stammering out a statement after receiving the Commission of Inquiry Report. He is simply a stick in the mud that inclines in the direction it is pushed. He was pushed by the media and that is how the CoI came about. Now he is trying to get credit for it. He thinks he was voted in by a majority in Sri Lanka 6.2 Million. He should know that these votes are not all democratic votes, but rather minority racist and jihadist votes which are block votes of those inimical to the existence of Sri Lanka as we know her. He is simply a self-serving individual totally devoid of any self-respect willing to do the bidding of any who will subscribe to keep him in office as the President of Sri Lanka, a position he couldn’t even have dreamt of ever!

    What is most strange is the silence of the United Opposition except for little musings here and there. Bond Scam and the resulting impoverishment of the Sri Lankans is the main theme that they must take to the people of Sri Lanka at the Local Government elections.

    Twenty-Two Million Sri Lankans who are impoverished to the tune of Rs 30,000 each by the Bond Scam should be brought to the streets till Ranil Wikkamasinghe and his cohorts are expelled forever from the politics of Sri Lanka!

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