The civil society called on the Government to establish a special court to hear cases ,involving massive fraud and corruption and conclude them prior to the end of the year.
The National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ) and the Purawesi Balaya informed that they would consider taking action to apply pressure on the Government if the Government failed to address this issue.
Member of the General Committee of the NMSJ and Co-Convener of the Purawesi Balaya, Saman Ratnapriya said that investigations into massive fraud and corruption were not taking place properly due to delays, adding also that there was a serious question regarding the efficiency of the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) and the Criminal Investigation Department.
Have the advisors appointed by the Government to look into salvaging the SriLankan Airlines, who are being paid high salaries, worked towards doing so? He queried.
The Government is in deals with politicians like Sajin Vaas Gunawardena and Wimal Weerawansa, he charged, adding that Gunawardena had been made a State witness and was presently roaming free, the same is the case with Weerawansa, even though the duo should be in prison.
“We made fresh allegations concerning Rs. 2.8 trillion of the SriLankan Airlines being taken abroad. This is a loss to the State. Former Chairman, Nishantha Wickramasinghe and the Chief Executive Officer are the ones responsible for this,” he said.
He also referred to the names mentioned in the Panama Paper. “There are 19 Sri Lankans in the Panama Papers leak including also Chairman of the Avant Garde Security Services (Private) Limited, Nissanka Senadhipathi. All those who invested monies overseas are not thieves,” he pointed out.