He said the Prime Minister being questioned by the Bond Commission is an ideal example of the good governance in comparison to the previous evil regime.
Under the previous regime, the fate that befell AG’s and Chief Justices is a well-known fact.
The minister said this during a ‘Sathyagraha’ held in Matara today (24).
Mangala Samaraweera further said,
Difference between good governance and evil governance:
“Last Monday was a significant day in this country’s good governance. The Prime Minister willingly testified before the Bond Commission. The AG questioned him. This is the difference between the current good governance and the previous evil governance.
The AG at the time, Mohan Peiris was put to a state where he was practically washing pots and pans at Medamoolana Walawwa. He was like a waiter at Medamoolana.
We also remember what they did to the Chief Justice, Shirani Bandaranayake who did not toe the line with the then regime. They turned the Parliament into a fake court and ousted her from her position. This is the difference.
Now the people understand that no one is above the law.
But, there is a huge suspicion among everyone as to why this law that is so effective, is still not active with regard to the atrocities committed by the Rajapaksa regime.
Even the AG has problems:
Even I wonder why the interest that is shown towards the bond issue is not shown with regard to the corruption committed by the Rajapaks regime. From the point of the AG’s Department, there are issues in implementing certain matters.
In order to conduct certain investigations, they may have to travel to around 10-12 countries. In Libya even though its been years since Gadaffi died, only around 4%-5% of corruption has been investigated. It usually takes a good measure of time before these can be properly investigated.
Recently, we heard about telephone records being exposed regarding the bond issue. In the same manner if Shiranthi Rajapaksa’s telephone records could have been investigated, we could have known more about the incident.”
Meanwhile, TNA – MP- M.A. Sumanthiran, New LSSP Leader Wickramabahu Karunaratne and several politicians and civil society activists participated in this event.