Ex-Minister in hot water over alleged water racket

9 May 2017 02:10 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Water Supplies and Drainage Board has exposed a racket carried out by a former Cabinet Minister who had allegedly obtained water illegally to his luxury house and office for the past 20 years

A senior officer of the Board said a fine of Rs. 150,000 was imposed on the ex minister from the Southern Province.

Apparently the former minister had accepted his fault after the raid was carried out and the alleged racket exposed.

  Comments - 7

  • ranmala Tuesday, 09 May 2017 09:25 AM

    Who is this fellow --name and shame him you journos. Come out

    Yusuf Tuesday, 09 May 2017 09:39 AM

    Only Rs. 150,000 ?? Total bills them selves for 20 year would have ran for millions. Had it been an ordinary citizen, I can imagine how much the Water Board would have fined.

    DillonDP Tuesday, 09 May 2017 09:50 AM

    For the last 20 years for a luxury house is the fine of 150,000 enough, worst the said person has used illegally his authority is this not a capital punishment? should he not serve jail sentence? why this persons picture nor his name is mentioned?

    ananda Tuesday, 09 May 2017 09:55 AM

    We need to know the offender of this racket as per the RTI. via DM Android App

    Fernando Tuesday, 09 May 2017 10:30 AM

    This crook was fined only 150,000 for illegally obtaining water for 20 years! There must be an inquiry as to why he was not charged in courts for defrauding the people of this country.

    Shelly. Tuesday, 09 May 2017 10:33 AM

    He seems to be a thug too. If not the media would have exposed his name too. via DM Android App

    Suren Tuesday, 09 May 2017 11:03 AM

    What's the point in reporting issues like this without divulging the name of the culprit for the general public to know! The public should know who these people are so that they could keep such thieves in political wilderness for ever!


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