Bribery Com­mis­sion failed to act upon JO com­plaints: Yapa

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS - BY YOHAN PERERA

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.

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