Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday maintained that, on his instructions they had already referred the findings of the COPE Committee headed by parliamentarian Sunil Handunnetti that probed the Treasury bond scams to the Attorney General on October 31, 2016. President Maithripala Sirisena forwarded the report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry on the scams also to AG recently.
The PM, has in a media statement, said he had also requested the AG in December 2016 to take suitable legal action against the responsible officers for the controversial bond dealings and to straighten out the issuance of bonds.
“We have been able to reinforce the yahapalana national government’s democratic and law abiding programme by such actions. Now we expect the AG’s Department to take suitable follow up action” he has said.
PM Wickremesinghe has said that as stated by the Commission it was the objective of the yahapalana government to probe corruption and irregularities that took place since 2008 and to take legal action.
“Instead of the hateful false insults and slinging of mud that took place during the previous government, it is the aspiration of all of us that the legal process will now take its course without any interference.”
The PM has also thanked the Presidential Commission of Inquiry that carried out its task over a period of ten months.