Muruththettuwe Thero urges probe into all 92 parties accused of corruption in Pandora Papers


Investigations should be carried out into not only selected individuals divulged in the Pandora Papers, but all Sri Lankans documented, said Muruththettuwe Ananda Thero in a letter addressed to the President by the Rata Rakina Janahanda movement.

The public is expecting that legal actions would be taken against all parties allegedly amassed illicit assets regardless of the rank, the Thera pointed out.

The Pandora Papers exposes 93 persons of Sri Lankan origin, while in 2016 the Panama Papers, a similar information leak, had exposed 65 Sri Lankans who had amassed illicit assets.

The President, however, ordered the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) only against Tirukumar Nadeshan and his wife Nirupama Rajapaksa.

The Rata Rakina Janahanda movement is of the view that fair and impartial investigations should be carried out into those documented in the Pandora Papers and the Panama Papers.

It added that legal actions should be taken against all of them in any event were the allegations proven to be true, adding that by doing so their chances of committing further misappropriation would be prevented.

MIAP

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