AG’s department hits back over allegations

AG officeThe Attorney General’s Department today hit back at several allegations being raised against Attorney General Yuvanjana Wijayatilake.

Deputy Solicitor General Sobhitha Rajakaruna said that there had been instances where the Court says AG advice has been sought in relation to some key cases but in reality the documents pertaining to those cases have not been received.

Rajakaruna said that, who will retire from service in January, had met the chief prelates in Kandy today and cleared the air on the concerns raised against his department.

“There is no delay on our part because we have not received the documents over some cases mentioned,” he said.

Rajakaruna said that fingers are being pointed at the Attorney General’s Department over cases which do not involve the AG Department.

With regards to the Avant Garde investigations, Rajakaruna insisted that the Attorney General has under no circumstances issued instructions to withdraw the case or suspend the investigations.

Rajakaruna said that the Attorney General has only noted that based on evidence before his office, there is no basis to file criminal proceedings under the firearms ordinance.

He said the Attorney General had also issued instructions to investigate possible corruption involving Avant Garde and to file documents with the Bribery and Corruption Commission.

“We clearly reject the allegations on the Attorney General and the Attorney General’s Department in this regard,” he said.

He also said that the Attorney General has not taken any decisions on his own but after having discussions with his officials and by looking into the facts before him. (Colombo Gazette)

5 COMMENTS

  1. This sounds like a typical “cyoa” response from the representative of an entity that has been caught with its pants down!

  2. Who is saying what???????? It is JVP pig face AKD’s big voice that is plastered all over the media regardless whether it be the truth or not. Funny old world, eh ?

  3. AG Department was corrupt, and id corrupt according to the statement made in the parliament of Sri Lanka by Anura Kumara Dissanayake. Staging a media show by this deputy shows that Anura Kumara may be on the right track.In addition, AG has not shown any positive results by prosecuting those individual who has committed crime against citizens related to any single High Profiled crime cases in Sri Lanka.

  4. It could be very well speculated that the culprits are backed by high-flying Black-coats who would have
    given the needed tips as to how the CID could appear to be working full-steam, while holding back some relevant paper, so that the AG cannot get at the culprit. The Avant Garde matter dealt with Firearms Act only
    whilst so many Laws were flouted, but were under the
    CID carpet – duly greased as required. Sri Lanka it is!

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