Nov 19, Colombo: General Secretary of the United National Party (UNP) Minister Kabir Hashim says the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will give a statement to the Presidential commission insuring the Central Bank bond issue tomorrow.
Speaking at a meeting in Deraniyagala area today, Minister Hashim recalled that the former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake was removed from the position without any proper procedure by the previous regime as she was not ready to bow down to their requests.
It was evidence of bad governance, corruption and fraud in those days in the country, he said.
"Certain politicians had power to do anything they wish and no culprits were brought to justice. But the current government has changed the system totally and stopped the culture of impunity," the Minister noted.
Emphasizing that the present government respects the laws of the country, Minister Hashim said several ministers of the current government appeared before the commission to give statements and giving evidence would never mean that they are the wrongdoers.
He said the Prime Minister voluntarily agreed to give a statement to the Commission at any time and the Premier will go to the Commission Monday.
"It's hard to see politicians like him acting with responsibility, and transparency in any country," Mr. Hashim said.