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The former President’s eldest son, Namal Rajapaksa waves to supporters as he led the ‘Pada Yatra’ on its third day from Nelumdeniya to Nittambuwa yesterday. The Joint Opposition protest march will resume from Kiribathgoda on its final leg on Monday and is expected to reach Colombo later in the day. (Pic by Sujatha Jayarathna)

With the Joint Opposition organized Pada Yatra expected to reach Kiribathgoda today, enroute to Colombo, political opponents hung bundles of grass along the sidewalks of the town implying that it was the food participants of the protest march should feed on.(Pic by Ranjith Wimalasiri)

Investigations into Corruption cases

Be 200 percent certain, Ranil tells FCID & CID


The government has asked the law enforcement authorities to be 200 percent certain when instituting legal proceedings with regard to allegations of corruption against those accused of plundering State resources.

Cabinet Spokesman and Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne told the " Sunday Island " on Friday that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had advised the Financial Crimes Investigation Division and the Criminal Investigation Department to be 200 percent certain with regard to facts    before filing action against those who  had or were serving in government and the public service.

Wickremesinghe had also told the investigating authorities to be armed with at least two witnesses to avoid a difficult situation when one goes back on testimony, Senaratne added. 

The Minister said that the previous Inspector General of Police had to keep going to the Attorney General for advice all the time because some cases had been filed without proper inquiries being conducted.

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