Minister of Public Enterprises Development Kabir Hashim said that the Government has for the first time allowed investigations to be launched on its own officials.
He said that no one found guilty in the alleged treasury bond scam will be protected, even if they are members of the United National Party.
“We will allow the investigations to move forward independently,” he said.
Hashim also said that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa held the Presidential election early, knowing that if he had it by 2017 he would have had the election in the face of an economic crisis in the country.
The Minister said the current Government took the pressure faced by the economy as a result of some of Rajapaksa’s actions and is in the process of addressing the issue. (Colombo Gazette)