Colombo Telegraph

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

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.

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