Tamil Diplomat

JVP leader raises Avant Garde issue in the House

JVP Leader and Opposition MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake has charged that the Government had aided and abetted Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi and the state officials behind the approvals issued during the Rajapaksa regime which leased state-owned weapons to privately owned floating armories in violation of local laws.

Dissanayake recalled campaign pledges during the presidential and parliamentary elections, to address large scale corruption during the tenure of the Rajapaksa administration.

He said: “According to the 100-Day program manifesto the establishment of a special judiciary to investigate the corruption taken place under the previous government was scheduled for 5 February. But nothing happened. Corruption charges are mounting against the current government as well. Especially on the Avant Garde investigation, public disappointment is great. I propose this House to recover the public monies robbed, although it may not fall within the best interest of many.