He alleged the government was not taking action to bring former Governor of Central Bank Arjun Mahendran from Singapore because the fraudsters who had engaged in this kind of theft since 2008 are now partners of the present government.
The opposition MP made these allegations at a press conference held by the People's Opposition today in Colombo
Ranawaka thanked former President Maithripala Sirisena for investigating the incident, arresting the suspects, freezing the accounts of the fraudsters, conducting forensic audit and discussing with Singapore government to bring back Mahendran.
Champika Ranawaka said that the political coup on October 26, 2018 affected the country's security and other sectors due to the disunity created by the coup between President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
He accused that the present government is investigating only the negligence of the former President, Secretary to the Ministry of Defense and the Inspector General of Police etc. ignoring the other crucial nodes of the attack.
"But the most important thing is that two leading politicians of the present government reportedly supported Zahran Hashim to escape Kattankudy as police were after him following the violence there in 2017. Such matters are not investigated," Ranawaka accused.
He also demanded the government to investigate the allegations that state intelligence wings had supported National Thawheed Jamaath and intelligence officers going to meet the suicide bomber who conducted the blast at Dehiwala.
Ranawaka said that the government was not investigating the elements who were behind Zahran Hashim because the powerful elements of the present government had personal relationships with them, as reported.
"The government has not done justice to the promises they delivered during election on these two issues and COVID-19 is not relevant to the failure," Champika Ranawaka stressed.
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