Lanka Marine Services scandal Vasu flays Govt for delay in probe

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By 2017-11-21

Ratnapura District United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara yesterday accused the government for delaying the investigations against former President Chandrika Kumaratunga on the basis of a Supreme Court ruling on the Lanka Marine Services scandal.

MP Nanayakkara participating in the Third Reading stage debate on Budget 2018 under the expenditure heads of the Justice Ministry, said that he filed a case before the Supreme Court with regard to the Lanka Marine Scandal in 2007.

The Supreme Court in its ruling stated that the Bribery Commission and the Police should investigate the scandal further. Police had sought instructions from the Department of the Attorney General. The Police cannot proceed with its investigations because of the delay by the Attorney General's Department.

"Everybody is equal before law and everybody should understand that they are under the law. If the Supreme Court says that former President Kumaratunga should be investigated over this scandal, then that should be done. We demand to know from the government as to why it further delays this investigation."

MP Nanayakkara said that the Attorney General has suspended the investigation and that action amounted to a serious doubt on the rule of law being boasted by the Yahapalana regime.

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