President Sirisena says he has been informed this by the commission’s director general Sarath Jayamanne at a meeting of party leaders to discuss the next course of action with regard to the bond commission report.
Later, addressing a UPFA election rally in Matale, he said the main reason for this inaction was the highest level political interference of the bribery and corruption investigation during the Rajapaksa government.
Half of the politicians are corrupt
He went onto charge that half of the country’s politicians were corrupt.
They had plundered public money and assets in massive proportions by bond sales from 2008 to 2016 and by various other means, said the president.
‘Lost money will be recovered’
He said plans have been made to punish those plunderers as well as to recover the money lost to the country.
President Sirisena said that he would disregard political affiliations or positions when punishing the wrongdoers.