Over 25 investigations on MR family says Mangala

mangala-samaraweeraOver 25 investigations are underway related to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa or his family members, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera told Parliament today.

The Foreign Minister said that Rajapaksa and his family are also being investigated for money stored in offshore bank accounts.

He says the investigations will however take time as there are barricades when attempting to access foreign bank accounts.

Samaraweera said that Sri Lanka needs to have discussions with the relevant foreign Governments to gain access to the bank accounts and that process will take time.

He said that overall there are 725 investigations being conducted into members and officials from the former Government.

The Foreign Minister also said that relations with China still remain strong adding that historically China and Sri Lanka have maintained a strong relationship.

He said that apart from China, the new Sri Lankan government is also maintaining a strong relationship with the United States and India.

Samaraweera said that from the day the new Government took office it has improved its foreign policy and established close relationships with several countries.

The Foreign Minister said that leaders from the UK and Canada had even sought meetings with Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena during a recent visit he undertook to Malta and France for two separate events. (Colombo Gazette)

7 COMMENTS

  1. Let see how long the Sri Lanka’s most honest gentleman “Mangala Samaraweera” can survive on “good governance” 😉

  2. By the investigations comes closer to be concluded the Rajapakse Govt will be back in power. They will be investigating the Sirisena / Wickremasinghe Govt.
    Make hay while the sunshines. pulling wool over the poor mans eyes.

  3. Almost one year has passed, still they are unable to find anything against Rajapakse family, though they said before the presidential elections, that they have enough evidence to prove and prosecute them. This is all cheap talk by Mangala as usual, to mislead the public that are gullible and sling mud and ridicule the Rajapakse family.

  4. Lies Lies and more lies . Why is it that difficult to request the relevant information ? He is still living in the 1920 ‘s not realising that this is the twentieth century where information is only a button throw away with super fast technology to-day in the modern world .

  5. Every member of the now infamous Rajapaksha Family should be either Whipped or Stoned in public if found guilty of robbing public funds, property or movable or immovable assets. We respected and honored the Rajapakasha family, as semi gods and for them to swindle public assets being under these circumstances is a heinous crime.Now dont keep us on the edge of the desk all the time.If provable offences are availabl
    reveal them quickly and action can be taken slowly. But the people who are agog must know some information.

  6. Hollow! What about the IMPORT OF A SINGAPPOORIAN CITIZEN TO THE POST OF GOVERNER OF CENTRAL BANK WHO HOOD WINKED MILLIONS THRU HIS SON-IN-LAW???
    FIRST BEFORE U TURN YR DIRTY FINGERS AT THE LEADER WHO SAVED OUR COUNTRY FROM LTTE TAMIL TERRORISTS,INVESTIGATE THIS GRAND SCANDLE AND PUNISH THOSE RESPONSIBLE “IF A YAHAPALANAYA EXISTS”!!!

  7. So no one is yet prosecuted for any financial crimes they committed. Apart from MR there are many others. What happen to Wimal Weerawansa;s wife and her diplomatic passports? What happen to Sajin ? He was given bail and now he is out of the country?
    No need to talk too much of hurdles you have. YOU ARE THE GOVERNMENT. if you cannot do , then no one can do. Dont bull…s. people.
    More powerful people went to jail in the countries like Italy, Iraq.

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