Tense situation in Cabinet meeting

A tense situation prevailed in the Cabinet meeting held yesterday when the instances of corruption and frauds during the last government were being discussed.

Several ministers have blamed that the government had failed to take appropriate actions regarding the frauds and corruption committed during the last government, the sources said.

As reported Minister Jayawickrema Perera has told the cabinet they have to face the elections in future but the prevailing conditions have made it difficult for them to go to the people.

He urged for urgent actions against these frauds and corruption.

Minister Rajitha Senarathna, Patali Champika Ranawaka, Mangala Samaraweera and Sarath Fonseka also had spoken in detail on this matter.

They have also asked to set up a separate court to hear the cases of corruption and frauds during the last government.

At this moment President Maithripala Sirisena inquired the progress of the investigation from the Minister Sagala Rathnayaka and he had replied that investigations are being carried out continuously.

Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa said he has been instructed by the Attorney General that Constitutional Amendment is necessary to set up special courts in this respect.

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