The resumption of the investigations follows Perera’s having criticized actions of the ‘Yahapaalana’ government. The matter was discussed at the last cabinet meeting too. The president said it was surprising that mega deals during the previous regime had been covered up, while probes into SLFP MPs supporting the government have suddenly resumed.
The president aired similar sentiments when the vehicle misuse accusation against state minister A.H.M. was investigated. He is of the stand that MPs supporting the government should not be investigated.