‘Missing files’ do not mean authorities cannot take action against corrupt: Mayadunne (Watch Video)

‘Missing files’ do not mean authorities cannot take action against corrupt: Mayadunne (Watch Video)

Written by Staff Writer

25 Feb, 2015 | 10:18 pm

Former Auditor General S.C. Mayadunne notes that authorities cannot refrain from taking action against the corrupt, on the premise that files have been misplaced.

He made this statement when News1st made inquiries regarding statements made to the effect that action cannot be taken against acts of fraud and corruption under the previous regime as files have been misplaced.

The most recent incident of files being misplaced was reported in connection with the ongoing investigation into the wife of former Minister Wimal Weerawansa.

Several incidents of files being misplaced were reported in the recent past.

On February 9, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake revealed that 2200 files at the Ministry of Finance are missing.

On the Satana programme telecast on February 22, the Education Minister too made a statement about files being misplaced.

On January 21, the police informed court that files in the possession of the Mount Lavinia Police, connected to Wele Suda, over the discovery of a stock of Heroin 15 years ago, had been misplaced.

Incidentally, the audit report into the Geneva Gate scandal, pertaining to the refurbishment of the residence of the Permanent Representative in Geneva, has also gone missing.

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