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By Amadoru Amarajeewa

Several financial irregularities in the Eastern Province Chief Minister’s Secretariat have been revealed by the Auditor General in his audit report for 2008. The audit report has been forwarded to the  Accounts Committee of the Provincial Council.

Advanced payments of Rs.2 million to conduct a Korean language course to 250 unemployed young men and women and suspending the course after making the payment, hiring of eleven private vehicles for Rs.320, 000 despite there being adequate council vehicles and the payment of insurance premiums amounting to Rs.96,592 to a private insurance company are among the irregularities mentioned in the audit report. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • Friday, 07 May 2010 07:33 AM

    This is chicken feed compared to the losses at CPC CEB MIHIN RAILWAYS CTB to name a few. So action should be to reduce major losses and hold those responsible as culpable.

    Friday, 07 May 2010 07:43 AM

    Shall we have a TV reality show to select in which government organization can do the most influencial financial irregularities. Friends, can you guess who will win?

    Friday, 07 May 2010 08:46 AM

    Well, this is not much significant, compared to huge amount of public money swallowed by the top govt political powers...
    Who is going to audit such huge abuses of public money and property? Does auditor general have the courage of auditing the "Big powers"?
    Anyway, abuse of public money and property can never be accepted, whoever does it.

    Friday, 07 May 2010 09:59 AM

    Auditing is an another excercise of watage as no remedial action is taken by the Govt

    Friday, 07 May 2010 10:01 AM

    Why probe only the EPC, what about the other councils? Is the probe only because the CM has fallen out with the ruling party and also as a warning to others? The answer is anybodys' guess.

    Friday, 07 May 2010 11:31 AM

    Can someone tell me where there are no irregularites ( of a much higher scale) in the other Govt Depts & Corporations. The bigger are easier to cover up as they are in the billions.

    Friday, 07 May 2010 05:20 AM

    Only in east?

    Friday, 07 May 2010 05:36 AM

    Check the accounts from the top.

    Friday, 07 May 2010 05:39 AM

    Nothing unusual, it is the norm in all Local bodies and also in the central government. People have come to accept these irregularities as part of their life and also most of the "patriots" think that the rulers are entitled to use public funds as they deem fit - even to put it in their pockets.

    Friday, 07 May 2010 05:54 AM

    BREAKING NEWS! Public funds have been squandered.

    Friday, 07 May 2010 06:07 AM

    Please disolve EPC and abolish all PC's.............. This is a total waste of public money...............

    Friday, 07 May 2010 06:11 AM

    Does the CM thinks that by teaching these youths Korean they have a better chance in life than teaching Sinhala or English? If he so thinks (after all he is a CM) do youths in SL have a future at all?

    Friday, 07 May 2010 06:32 AM

    All investigations into financial irregularities are a waste of time. All culprits laugh all the way to the bank all the time.


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