The Government should go through the proper legal procedures to implicate the Joint Opposition (JO) members, without making baseless allegations, said UPFA Parliamentarian Vidura Wickremenayake.
He added that they are innocent until proven guilty.
"If there are allegations, they must be proven beyond doubt. Their party affiliations are irrelevant. His or her position or portfolio is also irrelevant. Whoever has taken a single cent from the public funds should be punished, even if they are from the JO or any other party," he said. He made this remark when Ceylon Today pointed out that several JO members have corruption allegation against them.
"A lot of politicians have been accused of robbing the wealth of the nation. Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake's resignation with regard to the Bonds scam is just the tip of the iceberg. There may be Prime Ministers and other ministers involved in this. The facts are still being unearthed."
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa also made a similar comment where he accused the Government and the Parliament of being in disarray. He made these comments when he attended the alms giving of former Minister Janaka Tennakoon's father.
"Ministers are against each other. Those who accused me of theft are now accusing each other. The State is selling national assets.
There should be an investigation on how the commission for this is calculated. They are taxing the people not because of loans, but to cover up the Bonds scam," he said. (Ceylon Today)