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Jul 13, 2018

16 cases filed against Rajapaksas! Featured

The Attorney General’s Department has so far filed 16 cases against members of the Rajapaksa family over serious fraud and corruption that were committed during the previous regime, according to justice minister Thalatha Athukorale.

Also, the allegations against former ministers will be taken up, she says, pointing out that a special high court has been established to expedite these cases.

Commenting on delays in taking those wrongdoers before the law, she has told ‘Dinamina’ the investigations were underway by a special division in the CID.

A shortage of manpower in the judiciary is one reason for the delay that has been aggravated due to having to send officers to the presidential commission on the bond issue, she said.

Athukorale said that as the minister she can provide the infrastructure only, and that she alone cannot accomplish the task.

The Judicial Services Commission is the decision-making body, she said, adding that the court proceedings have progressed satisfactorily.

16 cases filed against Rajapaksas!

The Attorney General’s Department has so far filed 16 cases against members of the Rajapaksa family over serious fraud and corruption that were committed during the previous regime, according to justice minister Thalatha Athukorale.

Also, the allegations against former ministers will be taken up, she says, pointing out that a special high court has been established to expedite these cases.

Commenting on delays in taking those wrongdoers before the law, she has told ‘Dinamina’ the investigations were underway by a special division in the CID.

A shortage of manpower in the judiciary is one reason for the delay that has been aggravated due to having to send officers to the presidential commission on the bond issue, she said.

Athukorale said that as the minister she can provide the infrastructure only, and that she alone cannot accomplish the task.

The Judicial Services Commission is the decision-making body, she said, adding that the court proceedings have progressed satisfactorily.

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