Attorney General Under Fire For Soft-pedaling On Rajapaksas

The Attorney General, who was also hailed as an 'election night hero' by some quarters of media, is now under fire from the United National Party for soft-pedaling on investigations with regard to the former first family.

A section of the UNP stalwarts have complained to the Prime Minister that the Attorney General is directly responsible for the delay on the part of law enforcement authorities in taking action on corruption allegations leveled against the Rajapaksas.

Certain ruling party members, Asian Mirror learns, have also informed the President of the inaction on the part of the Attorney General and his department pertaining to investigations. Despite the role he played on January 09 to shoot down the alleged coup attempt, the ruling party MPs had told the President that the Attorney General still had a 'soft corner' of some sort for the previous regime.

The MPs had stated that the AG was Partly responsible for the criticism directed at the government for not taking action against the Rajapaksas, parallel to the 100 day programme. 

Sources from the Presidential Secretariat said President Sirisena would take measures to summon the Attorney General, this week, to make him aware of the concerns raised by ruling party members.


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