FR petition inevitable on Fuel pricing formula: PHU

25 September 2018 10:49 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A Fundamental Rights (FR) petition would be filed in the Supreme Court if the fuel pricing formula was not disclosed, PHU Leader Udaya Gammanpila said today.

The MP said he requested for the formula from the Finance Ministry and it responded saying that revealing the formula could result in negative consequences to the economy of Sri Lanka.

He also said the government increases the prices of fuel in exorbitant amounts though the fuel prices in world market had only been increased slightly.

"Therefore, we have a right to know why we have to purchase fuel for enormous prices. If the pricing formula was not disclosed even after I make an appeal to the Appeals Board, I expect to file a Fundamental Rights petition in the Supreme Court," he told a news briefing.

He said there could be two reasons as to why the Finance Ministry is keeping the pricing formula as a secret. "One reason is that there is no such formula as mentioned and the other reason is whatever they have is unjustifiable formula," he said.

Meanwhile, he said that an impartial investigation on DIG Nalaka Silva cannot be expected as long as Pujitha Jayasundara remains as the IGP.

“Therefore, the government should take steps to remove him. In terms of Removal Officers (Procedure) Act No 5 of 2002, the IGP can be removed only by Parliament. There are several grounds for such removal. Corruption, partiality, abuse of power, misconduct and mental infirmity are among them. As witnessed by the entire nation, all of these grounds are applicable to him. Hence, the government should take immediate steps to bring a resolution to remove the IGP,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • Dias Tuesday, 25 September 2018 11:19 PM

    Eventhough useless character of the political arena his point is correct.It should be disclosed to community

    TONY Tuesday, 25 September 2018 11:32 PM

    UG CAN YOU TELL US HOW MUCH YOU SPENT ON YOUR NEW HOUSE AND SOURCE OF FUNDS UNDER RTI

    GH Wednesday, 26 September 2018 12:11 AM

    Honored sir, we are happy, at least a single MP remains in Parliament to voice on behalf of the PEOPLE. May GOD bless you sir.

    Ram Wednesday, 26 September 2018 02:28 AM

    Since of late Udaya has been visiting court as an accused person so he is trying to take a new issue as a complainant

    chuti Wednesday, 26 September 2018 09:36 AM

    fuel pricing formula= (old price-new price) (plane ticket for Alaska for each politicca- Gold Plated Merc for each politicca) (MP's luxury lifestyle all unnecessary imports of which locals can easily produce in SL but no!! we import wesak kudu and kited from chin chins )


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