FM demands explanation

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By Gandhya Senanayake

The government has demanded for an official explanation from a Lankan diplomat who has allegedly returned home from Japan with his landlord’s belongings. The diplomat is likely to face charges in accordance to the penal code if found guilty.

Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama told journalists today that he had received a detailed report from the Sri Lankan Embassy in Tokyo over the alleged misconduct and had demanded for an explanation from the ‘politically appointed’ diplomat.

“Severe action will be taken against him by the Foreign Ministry if he is found guilty. He will also face appropriate legal action. We will ensure that such misbehavior does not reoccur as the reputation of the Ministry has to be safeguarded,” Minister Bogollagama said.

The Lankan Diplomat had returned back to the island five months ago after serving his term in Tokyo as a Minister Counselor

Soon after his return, the Japanese landlord had contacted the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry and had alleged that the diplomat had shipped back some of his (the landlord’s) personal belongings. The landlord had demanded that his items be shipped back to him immediately.

Soon after the complaint had been lodged, the Ministry had launched a full scale investigation.


 

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  • Thursday, 18 March 2010 06:21 PM

    Is he, himself, 'CLEAN'?

    Thursday, 18 March 2010 06:52 PM

    This fellow was doing on a small scale what others do on a large scale ...

    Thursday, 18 March 2010 07:04 PM

    So much for these 'DIPLO-MUTTS' who are a disgrace. It's high time that these 'political appointments' are stopped and appointees, selected on merit!

    Thursday, 18 March 2010 07:15 PM

    You are no better.

    Thursday, 18 March 2010 07:42 PM

    The FM is doing the just and appropriate thing, by taking legal action against this person. Well done FM!

    Friday, 19 March 2010 05:27 AM

    Ha ha ha

    Friday, 19 March 2010 06:07 AM

    What is the punishement? those are the results of bad administration in the country. In future there will be lot like this. However, this Diplo-mutt can be included into the national list for the Parliament from govt. side as he is qualified for that.

    Thursday, 18 March 2010 12:01 PM

    SL reputation is gone long time ago. nothing to worry , this diplomat is reflection of SL govt

    Friday, 19 March 2010 06:11 AM

    He must have been in need of the piano to play a new tune for his political superior to dance.

    Thursday, 18 March 2010 12:34 PM

    What a shame? He disgraced our country and should be punished accordingly.

    Friday, 19 March 2010 12:36 AM

    It shows the culture of corruption, dishonest mentality, irresponsible attitude, and lack of proper management. He was representing SL government.

    Thursday, 18 March 2010 01:07 PM

    WHAT A SHAME, DO NOT SEND AGAIN LIKE THAT PERSON
    HE MADE BIG MISTAKE AND IT IS VERY BAD FOR THE COUNTRY NAME

    Thursday, 18 March 2010 01:37 PM

    It is evident now from TOP to BOTTOM are swindling Sri Lanka, who is there to check? Set a thief to catch a thief, thats the story.

    Thursday, 18 March 2010 02:06 PM

    The Lankan Diplomat was Gedara Yana Gaman Just Like you

    Thursday, 18 March 2010 02:16 PM

    Why took 5 months.H e is a political appointee.Why tarnish the image of Foreign Service. Reveal the name.What action can you take. Who appointed him.Related to which politiccian.Disgusting.

    Thursday, 18 March 2010 02:49 PM

    What a TERRIBLE situation for the UN. If relations with Srilanka go sour UN will lose such a lot.

    Thursday, 18 March 2010 02:52 PM

    & the srilankan ppl should demand an explanation from this minister about how HE wastes the taxpayers money,

    Thursday, 18 March 2010 03:07 PM

    ll the diplomat" was doing is following the sinking lankan instinct, either kill or steal.

    Thursday, 18 March 2010 03:13 PM

    WHAT A SHAME FOR THE COUNTRY.

    Thursday, 18 March 2010 04:09 PM

    Every inquiry has started with a big din, but somehow political clout will prevail over it !!!!

    Thursday, 18 March 2010 04:44 PM

    FM, play the cards carefully before he expose your closet?

    Thursday, 18 March 2010 05:32 PM

    Hey man! Shame on you ... 'Horungeth Horu Diplomat Horu.' Jail him, he is a traitor to this country.


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