Minister Rajitha Senaratne today said that the Police department is deliberately remaining inactive on the crimes committed by the Rajapaksa family despite certain allegations against them being proven and are instead resorting to focusing on the ‘small fish’.
Speaking at a media briefing today, Minister Senaratne said although the government changed, the state mechanisms yet remain the same and are headed by Rajapaksa henchmen who were granted promotions and various other perks during the previous regime.
“I will reveal the names of these officials within a few days. Those in law enforcement authorities are not taking necessary action so that they can tarnish the image of the government and disappoint those who supported us,” he said.
He went on to state however that they would keep the pledges they made to the people and would take grave action against those who committed abuses during the Rajapaksa regime.
He said the counsel, who advised the Attorney general’s department on the course of action against the Avant Garde controversy, has then appeared and obtained bail for the Avant Garde owner.
“He most probably came to an agreement with the AG Department to refrain from objecting to bail being granted in the case,” he said.
The Minister went on to state that arrest Shashi Weerawansa etc are not the important matters.
“The first question should be who has funded to start CSN? In the Rajapaksa family alone, two charges against them have been proven in cases filed at the Bribery and Corruption Commission and two rape cases have been filed as well. . . We will deal with these issues first. We are not in a hurry to go for a general election, this parliament can function for another two years so priority will be given to bringing those who committed crimes and abuses during the Rajapaksa regime, to book,” he added.