Lankapage Logo CP 18 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Prime Minister to give a statement to Bond Commission tomorrow
Sun, Nov 19, 2017, 11:54 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

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.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Railway trade unions threaten to strike again, scheduled to meet the President today
-- [14 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka to sign agreement with Oman on avoidance of double taxation to enhance economic relations
-- [42 minutes ago]
Profiles of Sri Lankan banks stable despite operating environment headwinds - Fitch Ratings
-- [1 hour and 13 minutes ago]
HNB Group records PBT of Rs. 14.1 billion in 1H 2018
-- [1 hour and 50 minutes ago]
Record income from Cinnamon exports last year
Sri Lankan Premier promotes peace and reconciliation at annual feast of Madhu Church
Navy officer arrested for abduction of 11 youths given Rs. 500,000 from a Navy account
Sri Lanka to purchase refined petroleum products
Hatton-Colombo main road completely blocked due to earth slide
Sri Lanka's Commercial Bank continues growth in Q2 to post strong 6-month result

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.