Written by Staff Writer
03 Sep, 2018 | 12:35 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st) – UPFA MP Johnston Fernando and two others were placed in remand custody today after they were produced before the Kurunegala High Court.
The Attorney General had indicted the three suspects over the failure to make payment for the purchase of goods worth over 5 million rupees from Laksathosa.
Speaking on the matter, UPFA MP Anuradha Jayaratne said that he hopes that the final verdict “will be a good verdict”.
“Minister Johnston provided relief to flood victims and repaid the money too and now he is in remand custody for that. We know that those who broke into the Central Bank of this country are still at large. This is what they call good governance.” he added.
Meanwhile, Chameera Perera pointed out a trail in history with similar incidents. He recalled how;
1) Gotabaya Rajapaksa said he took a million (Rupees) to build a memorial for his parents and that he “paid it back in instalments”.
2) When Mahinda Rajapaksa was being questioned about Keith Noyahr, he said: “although Nohyar was hammered to a pulp, he was not killed, be happy about that.”
3) Bond scam investigations; Prime Minister said: “do not worry, we have this money.”
“This is absurd. They loot, kill and plunder. Then they say we have returned the money or we abducted them and did not kill them. Is this the law? Can anyone of the general public steal Rs. 10 from the Government, return it and avoid litigation?”, he said.
Chameera Perera added that what is necessary is not returning what was stolen, but to punish those who steal, abduct and engage in assaults.
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