VIDEO: Govt held ‘hostage’ by PB Jayasundera; should be in jail – Wimal

VIDEO: Govt held ‘hostage’ by PB Jayasundera; should be in jail – Wimal

May 13, 2014   12:45 pm

Firing another salvo at Dr. P.B. Jayasundera, NFF leader Minister Wimal Weerawansa charged that Sri Lanka’s powerful Finance Ministry and Treasury Secretary is holding the government “hostage” and that he should be behind bars. 

Participating in the Derana 360° programme last night, he claimed that the country’s economy is being handled by a gang comprising of only 2-3 persons.

P.B. Jayasundera is an official who engaged in numerous wrongdoings to sell state-owned institutions during Chandrika’s government, accused Weerawansa. “He is an official who should be in jail right now.” 

The Minister of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities stated that the President’s executive powers lie with him and the cabinet ministers he devolves power to, but P.B. Jayasundera is wrongfully exercising executive powers today. 

The leader of the National Freedom Front (NFF), a constituent party of the ruling UPFA, further alleged that Ministers have to helplessly wait before the Finance Secretary’s chair until he calls for them and that Ministers are praising Jayasundera in the papers so that they can “ask for some money.” 

Asked why the government is not seeking an alternative economic expert to the post, Weerawansa stated that it is due to the “brainlessness” of the government and its “biggest mistake.”
He alleged that P.B. Jayasundera is holding the government “hostage” and that the current regime and its decision makers are afraid to sack him. “I don’t know why they are afraid,” he stressed.

The vociferous Minister has on numerous previous occasions launched scathing attacks on Dr P B Jayasundera, who is the current Secretary to the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Secretary to the Treasury as well as the Secretary to the Ministry of Economic Development in Sri Lanka. 

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