We would not protect thieves: PM Ranil W

Government would not protect thieves, and would remove them, but stressed that there should be room for a transparent investigation, prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe speaking at a public function in Hatton made this statement.

“Today there are so many investigations that ministers are brought before the Attorney General and are questioned. Was there a situation as such before? Those days, the Attorney General was an acolyte of the president. The Attorney General who questioned was removed from the department or else taken in a white van. Now there is room to question anyone.

This government will not protect thieves. If anyone found committing frauds, we will act according to probe reports. The UNP is not a party of thieves. If there are thieves in the party we will remove them. Allow us to carry out a transparent and public investigation. The media in Sri Lanka don’t have an ethical right to say that such and such things have happened.

Why is that? They covered up corruption of the previous government. They all went shopping “kade”. Divaina, Ada, Lankadeepa, Dinamina, Silumina all went ‘kade’. Tell me who did not do it.

 

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