Deputy Ministers to push President to abolish FCID

FCIDSeveral Deputy Ministers from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) have decided to push President Maithripala Sirisena to abolish the police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID).

The Deputy Ministers visited Yoshitha Rajapaksa, the son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, at the Welikada remand prison today.

Later speaking to the media, the Deputy Ministers said that they will demand from the President that he abolish the FCID saying it is illegal.

The Deputy Ministers said that if the President fails to agree to their demand they are prepared to resign from their Ministry posts.

Sumedha G. Jayasena, Susantha Punchinilame, Nimal Lansa, Anuradha Jayaratne and Nishantha Muttuhettigama are among the Deputy Ministers who visited Yoshitha Rajapaksa today.

Yoshitha Rajapaksa was arrested by the FCID and produced in court on Saturday and remanded over alleged financial irregularities at the CSN television station which is owned by him. (Colombo Gazette)

9 COMMENTS

  1. President Sirisena kick out all the criminal deputy ministers from your party.They are trying to destroy you and our country,by shielding criminals!

  2. The bigger problem here is that the FCID has been used to punish political enemies not criminal politicians. There are many of them including Daham Sirisena who was accused of keeping exuberant amount of foreign cash and Chief of Central Bank who have substantiated accusations are avoided.There should not be any Police above the law. Charges must be brought by AG’s department and FCID should not be allowed to lock people up where Magistrates do not have freedom to give bail.

  3. all these deputy ministers are corrupted dirty political animals. they are worry next time their doors will be tap by FCID. who care about Burch of corrupted dirty politician in this country better all of you go home.

  4. I fully agree with jay. Who are these deputies? All of them have court cases, I think. No doubt, they have a common interest to get FCID dissolved knowing they all will have to face it one day.

  5. Why did these ministers and deputy ministers keep on supporting this government if they opposed the serting up of FCID. No point in lamenting now. This government with back-boneless President has allowed RW to do all he can to take revenge on Rajapakse. Opportunistic SLFP ministers strenghthened the hands of the Government, and now shedding crocodile tears. How come that FCID does not arrest several ministers and MPs in the government who amassed wealth through illegal means?

  6. Most of these have tainted history under that previous regime and must be fearing that they will be the next to be called by the FCID ?

  7. We voted for President Maithripala because he promised us a just government. If Yoshitha has violated the laws of the land he has to be punished. FCID is an important body to investigate all corruption, including the corruption done by the previous Govt ministers who are deputy ministers today. Police Commission can only investigate the police not these offences. So President Maithripala please keep your promise. The word you spoke is what we trusted.

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