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Be watchful about development too: MR

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa called on the people to be vigilant in respect of development activities as it was difficult to contain corruption and malpractice in those activities despite efforts made by the government.

Addressing a group of journalists at President’s House in Kandy on Saturday the President recalled the people’s committees that were functioning when he was a young Parliamentarian and said members of those committees were vigilant on local development activities.

He regretted that people today were not so serious and were concerned about corruption and malpractices taking place in local development activities as members of the people’s committee did in the past. (JAL Jayasinghe)

 
 

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-3+103 # Aiyo salli 2012-08-12 21:13
What efforts were made by the government to contain corruption? Give us at least couple of examples please!
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-2+30 # simple mind 2012-08-13 09:59
What about helping Hambantota.
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-1+10 # Nadeesha 2012-08-13 11:24
Janatha committees were not set up at that time !
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-2+97 # dasa1 2012-08-12 21:19
you preach but never practice !
we are robbed !
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-3+88 # Nodrog 2012-08-12 21:22
Maybe you should tell that to your Ministers....they are the ones involved in big-time corruption and commissions etc..
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-4+71 # Dadoriya 2012-08-12 21:34
Ah, so he does not know of the corruption in this miracle land. Ha Ha!
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-2+67 # Muhandiram 2012-08-12 21:44
It is difficult to contain corruption and malpractices because these are all done by the top guys and company.
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-4+57 # CHANDRAPALA 2012-08-12 21:54
Sir, you are remembering the good old days during which period there were no corruption and malpractices unlike today. People including you and other parliamentarian s at that time were enjoyed their Democratic rights. All committees you have appointed(inclu ding COPE) to address this issue have failed. The root course for this is Executive Presidency System. You could change this by abolishing this system or by restoring the 17th amendment.
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-4+68 # Jagath Leanage 2012-08-12 21:55
That means, Maha Raja allowing corruptions ?
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-3+30 # pol atha 2012-08-12 21:58
Sir no education, no money, dont give to nomination for anyone to election.
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-2+41 # A S Gunaratne 2012-08-12 22:41
Open and visible corruption and abuse of power at highest political levels and offenders being unpunished for most glaring malpractices [ see who has been punished for contaminated fuel incidents in recent past ?] are things the government ignore. What can the general public/people committees can do where the government fail and put a blind eye ? Today people are not serious about corruption because they are helpless in a society where even the Rule of Law is corrupted.[what prevents the minister who threatened a judge and influenced JSC being arrested for investigation like a village thief.]
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-76+8 # i luv my country 2012-08-12 23:00
as u ended the war...now the development is taking place well in all over the country..i think we have to build housing scheme in north east for those ppl who were affected(lost there homes & income)eventhou ght the TNA is just playing dirty politics to sexure there seats (by brainwashing innocent tamils)...all the best and we will always support you sir..very soon srilanka will become like singapore...thats my wish as a real srilankan who love this country...
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-1+36 # Godagampala Rohana 2012-08-12 23:05
Yes Sir, people are much concerned about the dirty & nasty Malpractices committed by the UPFA members and the curruption. All these things will cover up your developments.
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-2+51 # Jawfer 2012-08-12 23:07
Mr.President we made many complains but no positive response, You know how many complains public made to the bribery commission .

Knowingly you are appointing these corrupt politicians for local bodies and cabinet as well,
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-3+53 # Kiris Baba Amaray 2012-08-12 23:07
Mr. President, building bridges and making carpet roads are not merely developments, it is not atall developments as you get loans on higher interest rates and our Children and grand-children will have to pay-off these loans. Please don't bluff.
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-6+42 # Bikechain Bubbleband 2012-08-12 23:10
Are you joking MR ? What you mean about developments. First of all try to bring down the Cost of Living and make sure all the Citizens of SriLanka are fully fed first. Later we will think about the developments OK.
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-5+38 # Amarathunga Chandika 2012-08-12 23:21
Mahinda only one thing you did, yes - you stopped the war, that's great. But after the war, masses are suffering and staving due to the sky rocketing prices of day to day essential foodstuffs. Is this is called the development programme of UPFA?
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-2+44 # weha 2012-08-12 23:24
Ha ha what a joke. now he is asking us to do that also.
What else can we do other watch and wait while they rob? not like we have faith about the law right ?
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-2+43 # mendis 2012-08-13 00:04
Sir, people are still serious but how do they catch your ministers and other big guns?
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-1+15 # AllAngle 2012-08-13 10:30
Sir, we hope you know behind whom the corrupted people are hiding or getting sheltered.
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-1+7 # Dalu Banda 2012-08-13 15:56
Yeas, watch around, every where is smelling, the people`s committee want work
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-0+6 # Amila 2012-08-13 20:15
U have failed to deliver when we had the golden moment soon after the war with all the money we saved ! U wasted so much on mega billion projects and could not identify the goons and the crooks surrounded in your own regime !
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-0+5 # pathi 2012-08-13 21:42
lot of people commenting...but unable to tell one thing......" first u must stop ur correption then others automatically currect themself
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-0+1 # Helaya 2012-08-14 09:09
Excellent! You are 100% right.
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-0+2 # lioen Jayatunge 2012-08-14 10:49
Yoy say, we listen. We know the truth. Ha! Ha!
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