1 October, 2020

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Sagala Hits Back At Sirisena: “President Meddled With High-Profile Investigations”

Responding strongly to President Maithripala Sirisena‘s allegations on protecting wrongdoers of the Rajapaksa regime, former Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayaka said it was Sirisena who stood in the way of investigations.

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“As a responsible Cabinet minister, I have never spoken in public about instances where there was high profile interference with the high-profile investigations. But if President Sirisena’s wild allegations continue, I will be forced to divulge details on who interfered, when, where and how,” Ratnayaka said.

“The IGP’s recent letter to the Secretary Defence over the transfer of CID officer Nishantha Silva (currently the public domain) clearly states that President Sirisena gave the order. This is a clear example of the President’s interference in action – a recurring habit these past three and a half years,” he also added.

When asked by foreign correspondents in Colombo as to why his government did not take action on wrongdoers of the previous regime, Sirisena said Wickemesinghe and former Law and Order Minister should be held responsible for that.

President Sirisena, the architect of the current political crisis in Sri Lanka, today said he would never appoint Ranil Wickremesinghe the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, in his lifetime.

“Even if the Judiciary decides that the premiership should go to the UNP, I will not appoint Wickremesinghe the Prime Minister again,” Sirisena said addressing a meeting with the Foreign Correspondents Association in Sri Lanka earlier today.

“I have clearly asked the UNP not to suggest his name again,” Sirisena said. “As much as there are laws and constitutions, there is something called traditions. The Prime Minister is someone who can work with me.”

Sirisena also said the government he led since January 08, 2015 was plagued with corruption, due to the actions of Prime Minister Wickremesinghe. “I will appoint a Presidential Commission to look into the rampant corruption in the previous administrations. There are bigger and deeper cases than the Treasury bonds scam.”

The full audio recording of Sirisena’s meeting with foreign correspondents is given below;

 

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    The way accusations and blames are fired across, people are in a state of confusion as to what’s going on in our country. President Sirisena appears to be clueless and he doesn’t seem to know whether he is standing or sitting. The whole world is laughing at him for the way he is leading the country. He doesn’t have to wait until the next presidential election, he should step down immediately. President Sirisena had jolly well forgotten the fact as to why people voted for him during the last presidential election. But to see he unlawfully appointed the same Mahinda Rajapakse as the Prime Minister. President shame on you TO HAVE BETRAYED THE PEOPLE.

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    Sri Lankan with almost 93 % literacy rate does not deserve this President. He is most farcical & ignorant.

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    Russell C. Chitty
    The President is not there to act according to his likes and dislikes. He has to act within the boundaries of the Constitution. He has not only violated the Constitution but also violated the mandate given to him by the 6.2 million Sri Lankans who voted for him to defeat the Rajapaksa regime. The President has shamelessly got together not only with the very people whom he accused of large scale robberies, abductions and killings but also together with those who stripped him naked at the 2015 elections. What a shame Mr. President

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