Sunday, 01 December 2019 07:04

Several former ministers to be probed over alleged financial fraud

Several ministers in the former UNF government will be probed for alleged financial irregularities which include charging bribes from investors to execute projects in the country, a top government source told the Daily Mirror.

Some of the former ministers who will be probed are senior members from the UNP and its alliance partners.

The government has denied it is on a witch hunt or on a path of political revenge by conducting such probes but said the new interim government had received information on alleged financial irregularities committed by several former ministers.

New State Minister of Investment Promotion, Keheliya Rambukwella, when contacted confirmed that investigations would be launched against the former government over financial irregularities and said the AGs department would be consulted in each case.

The Minister said the commission reports on the bond scam would also be reviewed.

"The law will be followed in every case. The CID will conduct the necessary investigations and the AG's department will be consulted," Minister Rambukwella said.

Cabinet Spokesperson, Bandula Gunawardena also told a cabinet briefing last Thursday that the new government would probe allegations of financial irregularities that had taken place at national and international levels during the previous regime.

(Daily mirror)

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