NFF questions motives behind criticism levelled at Auditor General

NFF questions motives behind criticism levelled at Auditor General

NFF questions motives behind criticism levelled at Auditor General

Written by Tharushan Fernando

23 Jun, 2016 | 8:51 pm

The National Freedom Front notes that there is an ulterior motive behind the criticism levelled at the Auditor General for revealing details about public debt.

Chief Opposition Whip Anura Kumara Dissanayake questioned in parliament on Wednesday, as to how the borrowing limit of the government was raised to Rs 3349 billion in a backdrop where the Auditor General has revealed that the approved debt for last year stood at Rs1780 billion

Responding to the question,  the Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance criticised the actions of the Auditor General.Following the government response, MP Anura Kumara proposed that the Auditor General be summoned before the Parliamentary Finance Committee.

Leader of the NFF, MP Wimal Weerawansa charged that when the same questioned were raised by him, the Finance Minster did not respond

He pointed out that loans have been obtained exceeding the amount that was approved by Parliament for year 2015, and the finance minister in reply to this says that he will provide an answer the following day. But the next day he berates the Auditor General.

MP Weerawansa further noted that it is said that there is a overstatement. Because the sum was calculated erroneously, and the Prime Minister also scolded the Auditor General.

“After listening to all this what is “Deal Kumara” saying”, charged the leader of the NFF who stated that the P.M. is saying that the Auditor General and the staff be questioned before the committee headed by Sumanthiran, and this is what both of them wanted.

“Why is the Auditor General being intimidated? What is the reason?”, questioned MP Weerawansa

He added that the investigation pertaining to the Governor of the Central Bank and the bond scandal is being carried out by the Auditor General’s Department and the report is to be produced before COPE in a few days, and if the true report is submitted, Arjuna Mahendran and his best friend Ranil Wickremesinghe will be exposed. And therefore, before this report is produced, the Auditor General needs to be intimidated, and for that to happen he needs to be brought before a parliamentary committee. And the background for this must be created by ‘Deal Kumara’ raising the question, and the suggestion needs to be made for the Auditor General and his staff be questioned.

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