Colombo, June 20 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s Joint Opposition member, Vaudeva Nanayakkara in a hard hitting letter to President Maithripala Sirisena has questioned why former President Chandrika Kumaratunga has been appointed in a committee which will supervise investigations conducted by the CID, FCID and the police over bribery and corruption.
Nanayakkara said he was ‘shocked’ to see Kumaratunga appointed to the committe who he alleged had been directed by the Supreme Court to be investigated into offences of bribery, corruption and malpractices.
The letter alleged that of the many transactions of bribery and corruption and malpractice by her, which should have been investigated, some of the cases allegedly against the former President include the Water’s Edge case, the Lanka Marine Services Case, and a matter pertaining to a 100 perch land in Kotte.
“Your committee should have directed the investigations on the above, before having embarked on others investigations,” Nanayakkara said.
“You will agree that in terms of good governance it is only but right to have investigated these as a priority before any others.”
Nanayakkara is a staunch supporter of former President Mahinda Rajapakse who is facing several allegations of corruption and fraud during his 10 year tenure as the President.