Charges galore against politicos

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As many as 104 local government members and provincial councillors elected from time to time since 2004 face allegations of corruption, crime and other unlawful activities, Parliament was informed today.

 

 The Local Government and Provincial Councils Ministry revealed these details in Parliament in answer to a question asked by United National Party (UNP) MP Ranjan Ramanayake.

 

Deputy Minister Indika Bandaranayake presented the list of the names with their designation at the respective local authorities and the provincial councils. The majority are from the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) while some of them are members representing the United National Party (UNP) and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP).

 

 Among those accused of such allegations, are 12 heads of the local authorities -- 11 controlled by the UPFA and one by the UNP.  One provincial councillor facing such charges is UNPer Royce Fernando.

 

 The Deputy Minister said action had been initiated against them under the normal law of the country. (Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera)

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  • Ranjith Saturday, 25 October 2014 05:40 AM

    It will be like the Presidential Commission UNP JRJ appointed under Chairmanship of Justice Colin Thome. Petitioners were victimised

    Azee Friday, 24 October 2014 12:43 PM

    H.E. The President should appoint a Senior Judge to receive complaints against Chairmen of Local Authorities from members of the public.Then he can see how his appointees have fared.Wide publicity should be given and complaints made confidential. via DM Android App

    Jayanta Saturday, 25 October 2014 12:52 PM

    President is entirely responsible for the indiscipline and corruption facing th country.The Curse of the entire nation will befall on him. Some ministers are his bosom pals.WHY? Entire nation know the answer

    Patrick Friday, 24 October 2014 05:52 PM

    So called servents of the people. They become rich after we the idiots voted for them to run the country. we have to blame ourselves only. via DM Android App

    Livera Friday, 24 October 2014 04:23 AM

    The action under the so called normal law has no sensible meaning because the "Normal Law" today means that there is no law. The law is in the books but not carried out by the authority including Cheap Injustice, Attorney General, Police etc. There is no Court of Justice but courts of Injustice.

    jaysiri Friday, 24 October 2014 07:19 AM

    The group of criminals elected by peple

    BabaBoo Friday, 24 October 2014 08:18 AM

    Sri Lanka politics has dropped to very low levels in the past 10 years. It is thugs, drug dealers, illegal alcohol dealers that are elected to office. The more one praises the regime the more you can guess pedigree.


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