Democratic Party (DP) leader and former Army Commander Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka today said that he would take legal action against the Attorney General for blocking the arrest of Former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Fonseka said that the Attorney General had obtained an injunction order preventing the arrest of former defense secretary and an official of Rakna Lanka Pvt Ltd. despite their involvement in massive frauds. He charged that the AG was acting in an arbitrary manner preventing the arrest of several high profile politicians and officials of the former regime who are accused of wrong doings.
Fonseka told the media that the AG was responsible for delaying investigations and placing obstacles to deter others. He said that the credibility of the Attorney General’s department has been undermined due to the actions of the current AG.
Fonseka also lashed out at the government for failing to take action against the former Defence Secretary on charges levelled against him related to Rakna Lanka, Lanka Hospitals, Avant Garde and the MIG deal incidents.
He said that despite promises the present government has so far failed to prosecute politicians and public officers who are accused of fraud and corruption during the tenure of the former regime.
The former secretary of defense is under investigation by the FCID over his alleged involvement in several high-profiled financial transactions including the Mihin Lanka, Avante Garde and MIG aircraft transactions.