29 November, 2020

Blog

Today Parliament; Probes On Corruption Will Continue As Planned-None Will Be Spared

JHU MP Venerable Athuraliye Rathana thera today assured in parliament that the probes initiated on the bribery and corruption charges against members of the Rajapaksa regime will continue as planned.

Athureliya Rathana Thero

Athureliya Rathana Thero

Rathana thera made this statement today in the parliament when it convened for the first time since the election of the new President.

“These investigations cannot be stopped by the Prime Minister, the cabinet or myself. We have already received over 30,000 complaints on corruption. If any of the responsible parties believe it is possible to get away from these crimes scott-free, they are dreaming. The people are watching and we have made a promise and we will see that it is made a reality,” he added.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe making the opening statement in the Parliament today said its a historical day in Sri Lanka and said despite the varying political views held by the convened MPs, everyone should collaborate and work together in order to overcome the economical and political crisis the country.

“There are local and international challenges that need to be overcome and to this end, let us all unite and work together and set an example for the future generations,” he said.

The new Opposition Leader MP Nimal Siripala de Silva who made a statement said they hold no reservations about supporting the 100-day program but added it is important for the government to consult the opinions of the Opposition when implementing the policies of the 100-day program.

JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said they would provide their fullest support for the constitutional amendment that would change the present Executive Presidential system.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Latest comments

  • 17
    3

    Well, I understand from the logistical point of view the delay in seeing some activity. Although some have begun to lose faith in the process as they do not see the “big fish” caught in the net yet.

    Justice needs to be seen to be done. Timing is crucial as well if not the old guard will be able to win points. From a realpolitik sense it may be necessary. Perhaps drag the old Sports Minster through the courts. Action against him was pending for years.

    There was another guy who did not attend the corruption hearing because he was allegedly “bitten by a snake”. People want to see him behind bars ASAP too.

    • 6
      0

      JHU MP Venerable Athuraliye Rathana ,

      RE: Today Parliament; Probes On Corruption Will Continue As Planned-None Will Be Spared

      Just apply the law equally, so that the people will become Law Biding Citizens, and the country and the people can move forward.

      Then it will be Yaha Palanaya.

      PS. Do prosecute the current Offenders.

      • 4
        1

        Amere,

        You got the middle class sickle and hammer called common?? Never count your chickens before they are hatched – bittra rakenawa pirith para- (sermon never `just do it` because they have always played spiders web- 40k tatte motte cold heads.

        JVP The Terror of Balu rifles 68 and Cold Heads with No Heart- from the beging bowl to bolting the barn after the mules have run away.

        Ask him which one of his mates is crazy of 1 in 1000 vehicles and CC plates all fob commissions on all government contracts.

        His party is minority `awed by angels/devils `werewolf mahawamse`

        Satakaya natte.

        Sevura hatao!

        NoMiss and Modi Mooth Maro.

        Happily Agnostic

      • 0
        0

        Amarasiri
        Honestly there’s no such thing as “yahapalanaya.”
        Everyone,including the citizenry must work to their
        own satisfaction in their undertakings and in all
        circumstances,otherwise this is going to end like a
        “mantra” similar to that of “chintanaya.” Chintanaya
        indulged in corruption and lawlessness.Nepotism and
        authoritarianism were their ultimate motives
        achievements.Getting rid of these are dubbed
        “yahapalanaya.” There can not be any such yahapalanaya
        without ordinary man fully embracing it.So,calling the
        Govt “yahapalanaya” leaving the people clueless of
        their role can later backfire.

    • 3
      2

      A neat division of labour appears to be falling into place. Ven. Rathana Thero like Hercules is seeking to cleanse the stables, to rid public life of corruption. He seems intent on doing it unrelentingly.

      If government moves slowly, a 3 day time-lined fast (Never a purported fast unto death)will give the effort momentum.

      Independence Square is tailor made for lakhs to gather to make independence real.

      • 5
        1

        He can get advice from his former colleague Wimal on how to fast with Lemon Puff.

        These guys putting themselves through such an inconvenience for you? You must be joking.

        • 3
          0

          Doc note:

          I dissent.

          A fast never prevents a fatness.!

          I diet on cod.

          No, it never propagates if I set a gap or prevention.

          An Gello nude peeped under commuted cows.

          Sevura Hato!

          Who needs military rule of sihala buddhist werewolfs??

      • 3
        0

        Nice one mate…..

        Pansal Dansal

        dansal poopsal

        He has never dreamt of Hussian BOLT.

        Cold Head never had shame he is used to be listened to by quacks brainwashed for 66 years. skulduggery.

        (^|*)

  • 5
    2

    When narrow minded monks/religious leaders get out of politics in Sri Lanka and the rest of the world we would have peace.

    See the attacks on the innocents in the middle east carried out in the name of “religion”

    See the attacks in Burma and Sri Lanka by Ashin Wirathu (Burma) and BBS/JHU (SL).

    See the Christian fundamentalists.

    Jewish fundamentalists.

    All same. I wish they would just go away (BBS/JHU) and leave the country to heal.

  • 2
    0

    VIBUSHANA:

    The snake died as a result of the bite.

  • 0
    2

    Not a bad idea to convert all Magistrate courts during the 100 day program to hear cases on corruption!!

    We will never know the actual extent of corruption.

  • 1
    0

    Let the transperancy include live Tv or recorded and summarised for
    replay late that same night, for the sake of working viewers. The no.
    of viewers will be formidable knowing our “political” taste!

    Over to Mr. S p e a k e r.

  • 5
    1

    Happy to hear the comments by the ven.thera, who is fighting hard along with others against corruption and to instil good governance. We also agree that jungle laws should not be applied but the democratic legal process must be followed. However the mass of the people are anxious to see some actions are initiated against the offenders with the least possible delay.

    The people have suffered immensely due to the unprecedented corruption by the previous regime whatever the position they may have held earlier

  • 2
    0

    Happy to hear the comments by the ven.thera, who is fighting hard along with others against corruption and to instil good governance. We also agree that jungle laws should not be applied but the democratic legal process must be followed. However the mass of the people are anxious to see some actions are initiated against the offenders with the least possible delay.

    The people have suffered immensely due to the unprecedented corruption by the previous regime and should be punished irrespective of the position they may have held earlier.

  • 2
    5

    Isn’t Dr Mervyn Silva , the Chief Corruption Prosecutor, on Venerable Rathnae’s side?.

    Or, has he been appointed as the Sheriff?..

    • 3
      1

      LOL, Mervyn your former witch doctor has now become the self-confessed Witch Finder General! Seems he is tracking the scent of former elite guards. You better hide fast before he catches you

    • 1
      1

      K.a.Sumanasekere
      Why are you now finding fault with Mervyn? After all he was strongman of your government until recently. There will be no jungle law or courts of your time. All culprits would be tried in courts and punished. May be painful for you!!!

  • 2
    0

    Mahadanamutta and Horu Hathaliha (Leader and his 40 thieves) are proactively in action.
    In an environment that they actively make every effort to paint the picture other way around going beyong all facts and figures (not even a dozen of complaints are reported in post election period) butdefeated men and women hve gone to mad – trying to twist the mind sets of the poor people .

    [Edited out]

  • 2
    1

    Mahadanamutta and Horu Hathaliha (Leader and his 40 thieves) are proactively in action.
    In an environment that they actively make every effort to paint the picture other way around going beyong all facts and figures (not even a dozen of complaints are reported in post election period) butdefeated men and women hve gone to mad – trying to twist the mind sets of the poor people .

    I really dont know even today – stupid people mourn seeing MR as usual – as if those tranined North koreans do the job or funeral participants crying for money – the the women are in an action.
    Are these people that stupid not to have got it – the gravity of Rajanos abuses ?

  • 2
    5

    LTTE Proxy TNA Leader Sambandan demands Power Sharing under a Federal System, from his Coalition Partners in return for defeating Rajapksa.

    That was the main event of this historical occasion in SL Parliament , where the PM has no mandate from the inhabitant population.

    With the other major partner SLMC, Bathdeen and Assath Sally , Sambandan has a serious claim this time unlike in the past.

    It will be just two provinces under a Federal System. Muslim Tamil and Sinhala province.just like in Quebec .

    This is better than having 7 Bandits to rule our 75 % inhabitant population even if they are from CT’s Royal List.

  • 4
    0

    Justice delayed is justice derailed.

    People are watching the coalition and MS / RW / Champika partnership should prove to the people that the vote of confidence that they placed on the coalition has not been betrayed.

    All corruption and the attempted coup should be investigated in full and the persons responsible should be arrested forthwith before they tamper with evidence.

  • 1
    0

    yahapalanaya is not only punishing the crooks in UPFA or rajavassas but also unp or any other party or any other person if found guilty should be penalized. especially if you have mihandled billions or tried a militray coop then you must be jailed life time after proven guilty.

  • 0
    2

    Sri lanka state run by minority community of Tamil and Muslims in favored by Indian support. Indian install puppet regime in Colombo by MS led regime.

    They who control majority by support of our national economy as well as political power. Indian Tamils in upcountry are back by Indian raw of intelligence services..

    Majority of right thinking People lost their voice 2015 January 9th by Indian secret invading like similar to 1987 by Army of Indian of IPKF.

    We have become colonial power of that victims’ of Indian Expanaism ,that terms and conditions dictated by Modi government to present MS, UNP-Ranil and CBK regime.

    Ours independence and democracy under the Indian control.
    Colombo- Center lost all powers ,Sri lanka is under Indian defense and foreign ministry rule of games.

    Sri Lankan become lost nation and lost her identity again!

    • 0
      0

      What an identity if the nation is plundered – you guys will it see by your own in the days to come. YOU CAN NOT FOOL THE VERY SAME NATION ON LONG RUN. Latter is a fact if you have a brain the size of a needle head. Think about -Good luck

  • 1
    0

    Rev. Ratana Thero: “EHAMY HAMUDURUWANE”. Please don’t allow any of them to “escape”. Even if you are “accused”, and action filed, please STAY AWAY from Parliament until the case is heard and a verdict is given. That will set an “EXAMPLE to others. If needed necessary laws must be brought in to put that into practice.

    Why not have a TV Channel and a Radio link to air out the proceedings of the Legislature. All of us who cannot afford entry to the “Gallery” can view how our Representatives are “behaving” and “contributing” to build this country. That will replace the “Teledrama” menace and provide information to “educate” and “participate” in the affars of the country. Still for some it will be “Teledrama” session too. Please, Mr. Speaker give serious thinking to this proposal.

  • 0
    0

    Corruption: Are There Adequate Laws To Hold Rajapaksa Accountable ?
    January 21, 2015 | Filed under: Colombo Telegraph,Opinion | Posted by: COLOMBO_TELEGRAPH
    Share
    By R.M.B Senanayake –

    I am advising JHU and JVP MPs to read the above article, I am loosing hope that the corrupt people can be brought to book.

  • 1
    0

    Aney Saadhu! Have you filed your complaint with evidence to the appropriate authorities? If you don’t have any isn’t all this nice talk is to the gallery? First set the example of filing a complaint with evidence.

  • 0
    0

    Wonder where Gota hid the 50mn spent to build the ‘Sadaham arana’which might fall in to the catagory of unlawful expenditure and there fore corruption.

  • 0
    0

    Yes, you MP monks, your lay MPs and ministers have been talking about this corruption allegations long before January 8 and nothing substantial has happened yet even after full powers to probe them have been granted to you. Now some of you are talking about another teledrama: a ‘real coup d’etat'(as per Minister Champika Ranawaka) on Election day night. General public are already exhausted about listening to you Parliamentarians who just talk, talk and talk with no action taken. However, certain actions have been taken, that go against the public interest. Just see, you guys are just over 110 MPs in parliament and out of that 52 are already ministers!!!! Are you guys signalling something worst than what the MR regime did? I’m just just curious!!!

Leave A Comment

Comments should not exceed 200 words. Embedding external links and writing in capital letters are discouraged. Commenting is automatically disabled after 7 days and approval may take up to 24 hours. Please read our Comments Policy for further details. Your email address will not be published.