President gives WP CM 3 days to clean up city

2017-06-19 09:41:37

President, Maithripala Sirisena has warned Western Province Chief Minister Isura Dewapriya that he would be sacked from his post if the garbage that had piled up in Colombo and the suburbs was not disposed on in three days.

According to government sources, the President had given him this ultimatum when the CM was absent during a meeting held to discuss ways and means to control the spread of dengue in and around Colombo on Saturday (17).

According to reliable sources, the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) which was supposed to award the tender to clean the streets of Colombo and get rid of it annually had awarded the tender to a private firm for a period of four years, thus breaking with procedure.

It is learnt that this tender, given for four years, was worth Rs.1200 million at the rate of Rs. 300 mn per year.(Ajantha Kumara Agalakada)

  Comments - 9

  • akila Monday, 19 June 2017 10:25

    You just wait and see. Neither the government officials nor the politicians carry out orders of the MS. They do not have any respect for him

    Reply : 2       76

    SL Monday, 19 June 2017 10:38

    sack all

    Reply : 1       34

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 19 June 2017 10:57

    All chandi talk in the end nondi. Even unable to arrest Gnanasara despite 2 arrest warrants.

    Reply : 5       57

    Sira Monday, 19 June 2017 13:31

    We must first get rid of the garbage at the DIYAWANNA ZOO as well as the ZOO keeper,

    Reply : 3       16

    nick Monday, 19 June 2017 13:39

    Sorry to say ur instruction wont be very powerful if this was came from GR municipal will shake up & within 24hours will get done Coz ur stand for culprit been very soft via DM Android App

    Reply : 1       18

    Haramanis Monday, 19 June 2017 14:36

    Where are the voices that said money was wasted keeping Colombo neat and tidy during the MR regime?? - do enjoy the garbage in the city to the fullest!!!.

    Reply : 3       15

    Sambo Monday, 19 June 2017 14:55

    Dear Mr. President, Fire a few officers and kick some butts if you need to get things moving in this country.

    Reply : 1       13

    Citizen Ash Monday, 19 June 2017 15:58

    High time you took stern action and show leadership via DM Android App

    Reply : 1       11

    neil alvis Tuesday, 20 June 2017 01:59

    when this fool takes action the house is already burnt down!

    Reply : 1       3

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