Wimal blames Batagoda for power crisis

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Power and Energy Ministry Secretary Dr. Suren Batagoda is the culprit behind the power crisis, UPFA MP Wimal Weerawansa told Parliament yesterday.

He said the crisis had been created by Dr. Batagoda so that the companies belonging to one of his associates could benefit it.

The MP said Dr. Batagoda had prevented awarding a tender to a Chinese company which offered a lower price for emergency purchase to enable Agrico which belongs to one of his associates to benefit. “This government officer had actually cancelled the tender procedure after the Chinese company offered a lower price. The present power crisis could have been avoided if this tender procedure was implemented,” he said.

The MP said a floating diesel power plant had reached Sri Lankan shores at the moment and this plant is also going to be purchased from one of Dr. Batagoda’s associates.

“It is essential to resolve the crisis as soon as possible without allowing any one to gain benefits out of the crisis,” he said. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • Mandy Saturday, 30 March 2019 11:16 AM

    Without just baying at the moon, Wimal should go to the Bribery Comm or Fraud Bureau o CID and give this info.

    Summa Saturday, 30 March 2019 11:26 AM

    From our Prez down to every other leech in the Parliament blames someone when a crisis happens in our country. NOBODY has the backbone to sack these idiots and appoint an honest guy !!

    Redflame Saturday, 30 March 2019 12:13 PM

    I dont agree with your politics but yesterday you gave the best shot for the CEB Secretary the main culprit keeping the country in dark.

    Roger Halluday Saturday, 30 March 2019 04:10 PM

    Crooks cheats forgers are always busy finding someone to blame. Perhaps Batagoda is a culprit but remember mate the clean one can talk not the notorious ones

    Dee Saturday, 30 March 2019 09:37 PM

    High time you change to square pin plug now (BS1363). Your old round pin won't fit anywhere in the near future!

    Thomas Ranger Saturday, 30 March 2019 10:06 PM

    What does this cardboard 'hero' know about power generation, for God's sake??

    Tax-payer Monday, 01 April 2019 12:31 AM

    There are a lot of allegations made against Dr. B. These remain as allegations and no probes done by COPE or PAC.?


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