Agricultural Ministry: Rs.4.9mn as electricity charges for vacant building: Nalinda

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Exposing another instance of blatant waste and corruption, JVP MP Nalinda Jayatissa yesterday revealed that the still-to-be-occupied Agricultural Ministry building in Rajagiriya had incurred Rs.4.9 million as electricity tariffs for just thirteen months.

He said but in contrast the Agricultural Ministry had paid Rs.13.9 million as electricity charges for the building it currently occupied.

In the absence of the Agricultural Minister, the Chief Government Whip Gayantha Karunathilaka responded saying that Rs.4.9 million was spent on electricity because some repair work was being done to convert the building into an office space.

Mr. Jayatissa then said it was the duty of the owners of the building to complete all the modifications and the repairs to the building before handing it over to the government. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

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  • Ranjan Sunday, 12 November 2017 06:16 AM

    Agriculture Ministry is a den of rogues. Warning that there will not be fertilizer for the maha. Urgent bogus tender for fertilizer has been called closing on 15/11. Only 05 working days given for tenderers to tender. Some political big wig is behind the scene. It is master minded to get the supplies from this political big wig.

    Ruwan Sunday, 12 November 2017 08:00 AM

    "Yahapalanaya" at its best

    Mangala Sunday, 12 November 2017 01:17 PM

    Who ever governs JVP should be in the parliament in opposition they are the best watch dog :) ..

    Sincere Sunday, 12 November 2017 02:39 PM

    The PM must be travelling almost weekly along this road where this building is to attend Parliament. If so, why is he silent on this?

    Sincere Sunday, 12 November 2017 02:41 PM

    The President can appoint a Presidential Commission of Inquiry into this, and the say the electricity charges will be absorbed by the Cabinet (to pay out of their own pockets)

    Shan Sunday, 12 November 2017 06:56 PM

    Its a lot of money, please investigate and have them pay out of their pockets or the Premise owner must pay for it.

    dave Sunday, 12 November 2017 07:19 PM

    you will have to volunteer ..the president has run out of people for commissions ...

    TONY Sunday, 12 November 2017 05:57 PM

    THIS IS HIGHWAY ROBBERY

    Upul Sunday, 12 November 2017 06:28 PM

    If the owner wants to rent the building then he has to bear the cost of the renovations. Why is Govt. paying for renovations?

    Kadiya Sunday, 12 November 2017 07:12 PM

    Kaata kiyannada?

    lal* Sunday, 12 November 2017 07:49 PM

    As president rushed to appoint commission to,find the truth of central bond scam,why not appoint one for this and this is done by his own buddy,

    B S Perera Sunday, 12 November 2017 07:51 PM

    FCID, Bribery

    ceylon Sunday, 12 November 2017 09:28 PM

    sudenly jvp silenced for trillions and billions.now they go for millions only. via DM Android App

    Park Sunday, 12 November 2017 10:06 PM

    Presidents Office should have a permanent team to investigate wastes like this and if found fault with Ministers or Ministries the cases have to be given to the CID.

    Upali Monday, 13 November 2017 08:43 AM

    We have a nice deal for it. Duminda and I know it, Hahaha....


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