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Sri Lanka gets set to prosecute former regime members

Dec 29, 2015 18:17 PM GMT+0530 | 6 Comment(s)

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s law enforcement authorities are close to instituting legal proceedings against ousted president Mahinda Rajapaksa and members of his regime, a government spokesman said.

Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said enough evidence had been uncovered to hold trials against former regime members facing human rights abuse and corruption charges.

Independent investigations were made possible as the new government formed after the January 2015 presidential poll restored freedom of action of law enforcement agencies, he told a news conference.

“Their misdeeds are now being revealed and they are about to be arrested,” Senaratne said, referring to members of the former Rajapaksa regime.

“The main investigations are over and the law enforcement agencies are on the verge of initiating legal action.”

Investigations against the Rajapaksa family include a probe into the murder of a popular rugby player and allegations of hidden wealth in foreign banks, charges the Rajapaksas have rejected.  (Colombo/December 29, 2015)


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  1. Naga Ramalingam December 30, 07:20 AM

    The avowed objective of Sirisena government is to take revenge on Rajapakses through the hybrid probe. That is why this government strategically co sponsored the UN probe so that it could manouvre the probe in order to implicate Rajapakses whether there is credible evidence or not. Perhaps an independent international probe as proposed in previous years would have done an honest and impartial investigation as it would have no personal or local political interests.

  2. vipula December 30, 06:42 AM

    We have strong doubt about investigations. Ultimately present regime will fall in line with the Maharaja and his gangsters

  3. Lanka Watch December 29, 11:01 AM

    The story of Wolf wolf is there again from the man who lies for the govt.

  4. Punchinilame December 29, 09:47 AM

    No Rajapakses can be touched according to SB Mahanayakes MS/RW will have to make up their minds and not Ranjith.

  5. sapu December 29, 09:16 AM

    Does this mean the minister himself and the current president too not to mention Champika, After all they were no sweet angels of that regime

  6. Sam December 29, 08:06 AM

    That mean including Rajitha Senaratna?. Because he was a member of MR government.

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