New Labour Minister calls for probe on SLFEB expenses

14 August 2020 06:17 am - 17     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Assuming duties, newly appointed Minister of Labour Nimal Siripala de Silva yesterday called for an investigation into the expenses incurred at the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau (SLFEB) within the period of 2015 to 2019.

Minister de Silva told the media that an investigation is essential due to a number of reports, he had received, about irregularities in the manner in which the financial affairs were handled within the SLFEB during the previous government.

In addition to the investigation into alleged financial irregularities at the national foreign employment agency, the minister also said an independent board would be appointed to probe into bogus private foreign employment agencies that have mushroomed in the country.

He added that necessary action would be taken against those who are found guilty. (Piyumi Fonseka)

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  Comments - 17

  • ANTON Friday, 14 August 2020 08:17 AM

    FANTASTIC START SIR .......... OHOMA YAN.......

    Borat Friday, 14 August 2020 08:29 AM

    This bloody joker has nothing better to do ? Go to sleep u moron

    D Perera Friday, 14 August 2020 08:52 AM

    Why probe only up to 2019? It should include period from 2019 - August 2020.

    Ravi Fernando Friday, 14 August 2020 08:52 AM

    Mr Sripala, now two women standing next to you which one is your wife, because need to clarify you are a kota model jumping over the wall

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 14 August 2020 09:06 AM

    This is all this lazy idiot will do while in this seat.

    Warren Raed Friday, 14 August 2020 09:39 AM

    We know all about you and your politics. Stop being a joker and do something worthwhile for the country now.

    Dilan Muthukara Kalhara Friday, 14 August 2020 01:00 PM

    OK were we go again for the next 5 years

    GHarry Friday, 14 August 2020 01:17 PM

    Where those money YOU ROBBED in the period 2015-2019, declare them to initiate the investigations in the SLFEB and later the country as a whole.

    june macapagal Friday, 14 August 2020 01:45 PM

    He has nothing else to do. Just start something and hang on to it. He should be provided a room with a bed in his ministry office so that he can put a nap in the afternoon after having a heavy lunch.

    N V Jen Friday, 14 August 2020 02:08 PM

    What about the glaring irregularities at Health Ministry during your time as the health minister?

    Norbert Silva Friday, 14 August 2020 03:35 PM

    Who is paying for this investigations ??

    sleepytime Friday, 14 August 2020 04:09 PM

    was he sleeping during the unity government? oh wait...yeah I guess he was.

    Basil Mark Friday, 14 August 2020 07:47 PM

    Leave the probe to presidential commison and reveal plans on how to bring back our stranded foreigin workers.Give them value for money for the insurance that was paid

    FF Friday, 14 August 2020 08:42 PM


    ala Friday, 14 August 2020 10:10 PM

    Please don't sleep while the investigation is on!!

    Jinna Saturday, 15 August 2020 04:47 AM

    You quoted that you plan to retire from politics in somewhere 2015/16. What the hell you are doing. Shame on you !

    jayt Saturday, 15 August 2020 06:53 AM

    We have enemies around the world. I found best thing is to stay friendly with this government or any one and launch some program to counter Tamil , Indian and possibly others, Otherwise, Tamil, Indian and possibly whoever supports them will succeed eradicating Sinhalese from Sri lanka

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