The coordinated effort against the Audit Commission

The coordinated effort against the Audit Commission

Written by Staff Writer

13 Mar, 2019 | 8:32 pm

Colombo (News1st) – Leader of the JVP, MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake says that there is a coordinated effort at ensuring that the National Audit Services Commission becomes defunct.

Speaking in Parliament today the MP noted that in accordance with the National Audit act which was adopted on the 1st of August 2018, the National Audit Service was to be set up within 3 months. He noted that even after a lapse of 7 months concrete action has not been taken by the independent commission to establish this service.

Dissanayake stated that since 2015 the voice against corruption submitted numerous complaints against the former first lady, the sons of the former president, former ministers and deputy ministers as well as the PM and his ministers and deputy ministers. He noted that while investigations into many of these claims have concluded, the necessary approval is not being given to file cases against the responsible persons. He noted that there are political forces behind this process.

The JVP leader alleged that the current bribery commission exists to take actions against low-level state employees and not to go after the large scale offenders who are responsible for scamming millions. He explained that the bribery commission is not ready to take action against any of the politicians who are responsible for corruption and fraud.

MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake also spoke about the Court of Appeal and the position of its chairman. He noted that only the constitutional council has the authority to make such an appointment and claimed that the President is appointing an acting chairperson every two weeks.

The JVP leader also accused the President of associating and surrounding himself with people who have been accused of fraud and corruption by Presidential Commissions. He accused the President of keeping Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister despite his name being revealed through the bond commission.

The MP also demanded that the complete bond commission report be tabled in parliament.

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