I was removed for voicing against corruption: Nishantha

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JHU Spokesman and former Western Province Health Minister Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe said today he was removed from his ministerial portfolios in an act of political revenge because he had lodged complaints with the Bribery Commission and other law enforcements agencies against corrupt politicians in the previous government.

He told a media conference that according to the Constitution, a provincial minister could not be removed on the basis of a financial statement being defeated.

“I was not officially informed of the move to take over my ministerial portfolios and came to know about it through media that my ministerial portfolios were taken over by Chief Minister Isura Devapriya. If I was to be removed he should have informed me in advance. This is an act of political revenge,” he said.

Mr. Warnasinghe said since he worked hard in lodging complaints with the Bribery Commission and other law enforcements agencies against offences committed by several politicians, who represented previous government, he had to become a victim in their well planned act revenge.

Meanwhile, he said he would never stop his political journey over some people’s cheap and futile attempts to discourage him. He added that he would serve as a provincial councilor within the council and give his best towards the betterment of the people.

Mr. Warnasinghe who served as a provincial minister for three months said he never considered his ministerial portfolio as an adornment and was not disappointed over the loss because he knew how he stood against the injustice by other councilors.

During the media briefing he said the Governor had called for a special vote on the expenditure head of the Health Ministry tomorrow. (Piyumi Fonseka)

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  Comments - 9

  • Sapu Thursday, 31 December 2015 09:13 AM

    Excuse me Mr.Wanasinghe, You cant only lodge charges against MR family, what about your own boss Champika, After all from what I understand is bribery is just not for one person family or party, it is an offense committed by any one party or family.. So why not start from your own back yard

    jay Thursday, 31 December 2015 09:20 AM

    a famous proverb :"mind your own business and do your own job". then everything will fall in line .

    ashen Thursday, 31 December 2015 09:25 AM

    Mr. warnasingha dont you know this is "yahapalanaya".Mr ranil wickramasingha has been appointed as prime minister while the prime minister was in his post. At that incident you did not see as it is a offense. As Just awaken from a deep sleep you talk about injustice. this is called "dittha dhamma vedaniya karma".

    jude perera Thursday, 31 December 2015 09:29 AM

    What is the position of your party. THEY ARE SILENT WHY...None of them voiced or influenced to keep your position which was given to Hela Urumya...It seems Hela Urumaya is also now RUN OUT....At-least Udaya Gammanpila spoke about you...You all still can learn from the great JR...IN POLITICS THERE ARE NO PERMANENT FRIENDS OR ENEMIES...So we will not be surprised to see you with WIMAL ,UDAYA or even RAjapaksas... Cheers

    iemerald Thursday, 31 December 2015 09:36 AM

    start a new party

    Yapa Thursday, 31 December 2015 11:45 AM

    CM should leave his politics, lead the council as a transparent corruption free team. WP voters are not fools anymore.

    Aruna Thursday, 31 December 2015 12:58 PM

    Have you now realized the illusion of Yahapalanaya?

    kumar Thursday, 31 December 2015 01:29 PM


    Wele Vidane Thursday, 31 December 2015 08:06 AM

    Dear Mr Warnasingha Can you remember how PM was appointed on 2015 January. We loose SADACHARAYA long time ago.

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