NPP calls on President to expose Bond scam culprits
National People’s Power National List Candidate Bimal Ratnayaka pointed out that 10 former Parliamentarians of the dissolved eighth Parliament had not uttered even a single word during their five-year stint in Parliament.
He told a Media briefing on 29 June, that through various Commissions, it was revealed that there were 118 former MPs who were involved in the Central Bank Treasury Bonds scam. Hence, we challenge President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to expose them. The Rajapaksa regime is now planning to dispense with all circulars that exist to date which are aimed at protecting the forests.
This is being done primarily to appease the United States Government which is behind the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Agreement. By removing the soil permit, the Rajapaksa regime is aiming to cause untold damage to the environment. The Prime Minister is now continuing to make addresses to the nation and give special statements to the electorates. Can he conduct such activities as per the Election law, because he,too,is a candidate? On the other hand, civil society activists and lawyers are being nabbed. The President is continuing to berate State officers publicly.
The Committee headed by Professor Lalithasiri Gunaruwan to review the MCC Agreement has stated that from those whom they had sought views regarding the Agreement, 70 per cent had given written objections to it. Now the President is planning to seek views from the people regarding the Agreement. What this regime is attempting to do is to bide their time till 5 August and then re-sign the Agreement”.