Dilrukshi should reveal who those politicians are – President
Posted on September 22nd, 2019

Courtesy Ceylon Today

Dilrukshi Dias must reveal to the country the ignoble politicians who instructed her to file cases in a wrong manner, President Maithripala said yesterday (21).


He was addressing the SLFP’s Matale District Convention held in Naula.
Speaking of the voice recording of the former Director General of the Bribery and Corruption Commission,……which is being circulated by media, the President opined that she left her position due to a statement made by him, when the former Commanders of the Tri-Forces were taken to Court without his knowledge.


Dilrukshi Dias worked at the Bribery and Corruption Commission from morning until 4 p.m., and after 6 p.m., she worked at the Anti-Corruption  Secretariat at Temple Trees, the President said, adding that the Prime Minister recently requested that Dias be appointed as a Supreme Court Judge.


The President stressed that his political principle always was that the Executive Presidency must be abolished, and that it was not him, but the Parliament that ignored it.


However, attempting to do that at this moment, when an election has been declared, is a joke, he added.


Speaking of the Prime Minister’s recent statement that the special Cabinet meeting on the abolition of the Executive Presidency, was held for the President’s need, the President emphasised that the Premier’s statement was inaccurate, and that the Cabinet meeting in question was held at the Prime Minister’s request.


Responding to reports that the meeting between him and the Parliament Select Committee probing the Easter Sunday attacks was not opened to the media at his request, the President stated that although he had made all arrangements to open the entire discussion to the media, the Parliament Select Committee requested him not do so.


Speaking at the event, the President further said, the Parliament Select Committee had requested for his opinions and suggestions concerning the Easter Sunday incident. He added that although the Attorney General had informed that he can act at his discretion, as a leader who respects democracy, he granted the opportunity to the Committee.


The President emphasised that he does not have anything to hide, and that he revealed to the Committee everything that is true.

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