Much had been written following the Supreme Court order and the establishment of a special Task Force relating to the repayment of monies due to the desperate depositors.
First, it was to be a 75% repayment of those having 2.5 million and under, which finally boiled down to a 75% or a maximum of Rs. 100,000.
This payment was made to those under this category by the eve of the presidential election.
Now that the presidential and general elections are over, there is a deafening silence by the Task Force and the Central Bank and others.
The question being asked is – ‘what is happening to the balance of our funds? It is strange that one of the culprits is still at large where even “Interpol” is unable to apprehend her. Meanwhile, the chief culprit who is presently on bail is said to be promoting a scheme for the welfare of the prison inmates.
This person who has hoodwinked about 10,000 innocent depositors now chooses to ignore these depositors and instead look after the welfare of the prison inmates.
I earnestly, call upon the President Mahinda Rajapaksa to directly intervene and ensure that at least 75% of the greater majority of depositors whose deposits are under Rs.2.5 million are settled. This will earn, Mr President, our blessings and that of all our dependents.