Written by Zulfick Farzan
26 Jan, 2021 | 5:08 pm
Colombo (News 1st); The recommendations of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to probe incidents of political victimization have turned the accused into victims and victim into the accused, said JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva on Tuesday (26).
The Sri Lankan Cabinet of Ministers passed a proposal to appoint a commission to enforce the recommendations made by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to probe incidents of political victimization, alleged the JVP.
General Secretary of the JVP Tilvin Silva speaking to reporters said the Presidential Commission had recommended to withdraw 79 cases filed against 22 people and to release them as well as to provide them with necessary relief.
In addition, the Presidential Commission had recommended to file legal action against those who filed cases in the first place, claimed Tilvin Silva.
He said the Presidential Commission had recommeneded to withdraw cases filed against Yoshitha Rajapaksa, Udayanga Weeratunga, Udaya Gammanpila, T. Nadesan, Basil Rajapaksa, Jaliya Wickramasooria, Pillayan, Mahinda Kahandagamage, Nalaka Godahewa and several members of the Rajapaksa family.
Tilvin Silva further said the Attorney General’s Department is facing an embarrassing situation where it will be forced to withdraw the cases it filed and the same fate will be experienced by the bribery commission.
‘This is an attempt to permit fraud and theft,’ said Silva adding it can also be a warning against those who voice against corruption and malpractice.
Tilvin Silva further went on to note it is also clear the Attorney General’s Department is against this process, adding a Presidential Commission of Inquiry rejected by the AGs Department had made such recommendations.
Tilvin Silva went on to note the process of such nature had made the Bribery Commission, Attorney General’s Department, and the Judiciary inactive.
‘The JVP does not take notice of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry recommendations, despite it containing the name of comrade Anura Kumara Dissanayake,’ he said adding the JVP does not have any fear in exposing fraud and corruption.
He said the Presidential Commission of Inquiry had gone beyond its mandate and operated in a manner of assisting associates, adding those in power are using their might to free themselves from the criminal cases filed against them.
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