Bribery Commission failed to act upon JO complaints: Yapa
Joint Opposition MP Mahinda Yapa Abeywardene yesterday alleged that the Bribery Commission had failed to act upon the complaints that have been lodged by them.
Speaking during the debate on Commissions of Inquiry (Amendment) Bill , the MP said the Bribery Commission was yet to begin investigations on the complaints lodged by the joint opposition on “top ten” frauds that had taken place during the present regime.
“The government is claiming that the objective of Commissions of Inquiry (Amendment) Bill is to expedite investigations but we would like to ask as to what happened to the complaints lodged by us,” he said.
He questioned as to whether action on the bond scam would be expedited by this legislation.
JVP MP Dr. Nalinda Jayatissa said this government had lost an opportunity to penalize those who were engaged in large scale corruption until the year 2015. “This government lost an opportunity to penalize those who robbed public funds before 2015 as some of its members were also charged with the bond issue. “How can one penalize others for corruption when they themselves are engaged in same kind of deeds?” the MP questioned.