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I will expose more corruption: Champika

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Energy Minister Champika Ranawaka said that he was prepared to expose more large scale frauds and corruption in detail, in the electricity and petroleum sectors involving billions of rupees.

Addressing a gathering at the launch of his book Power and Power at the Blue Sky Hotel in Kurunegala on Saturday, he said that government was unable to give concessions to the people in respect to the petroleum prices and the electricity cost due to a few people who dominate these sectors.

He said that he has not included some details of corruption in the electricity and petroleum sectors in his 1060 page book.

He said that he had the opportunity now to reveal those withheld parts after certain remarks made by certain people recently.

The meeting was organised by the Kurunegala District Organisation of the Jathika Hela Urumaya, the Minister stated that not all in the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) or Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) were corrupt, though there seems to be such a perception among the people in the country.

However, he added that large scale fraud and corruption that could harm the national economy had been taken place in these two institutions and that he had exposed them in his book.  

“An issue has been cropped up on the importation of coal to Sri Lanka which I have not included in my book, but now I have the opportunity to expose the matter, since certain officials, the politicians who run behind those officials, casino owners and certain media run by those casino owners are of the view that they could control the politics of the country and assassinate the characters of national leaders,” the Minister stated.

Mr. Ranawaka said that the slogan of the people in any election should be that “we will pay only our bills and not those of others’.” Electricity consumer is not prepared to pay others’ bills and bear the burden of others’ sins, he added.

The Minister said that one would be able to plunder five billion rupees by setting aside one rupee per one litre of petroleum through manipulation, since the country used five billion litres of petroleum per year.

He therefore stressed the need to have a powerful technical audit process and a process to end the state of impunity in economic field.(Pushpakumara Jayaratne)

  Comments - 10

  • Eagle Eyes Monday, 27 October 2014 09:46 AM

    The cookie is crumbling is it?

    dias Monday, 27 October 2014 10:24 AM

    Dear Sir we waited for long long time for these these corruptions to come out. This is your duty for your motherland. we believe you and appreciate your attempt. We hope you or Ven. rathna thera to contest in the presidential race representing Sinhalese Buddhists.

    Punchirala Monday, 27 October 2014 10:45 AM

    Ane Champika, give the truth of your heart now, otherwise you will regret later and apologize just like former CJ. So do it now and right now.

    Duminda Tuesday, 28 October 2014 07:11 AM

    Well done sir! Country before self!!!!

    Merril Jayakody Monday, 27 October 2014 01:02 PM

    Why wait so long. till the lady exposed it. What if the President agrees with JHU proposals? Any way go ahead and expose the culprits.Emjay

    wasantha perera Monday, 27 October 2014 01:07 PM

    Dear Ministerit is your duty to inform the offcials of all corrupt deals if you know of any, These are countries funds and you should be taken in for question by CID for hiding information regarding corruption and fraud.You are duty bound as a minister to divuldge all information and not to make this an election show as usual!!!

    rathna Monday, 27 October 2014 01:26 PM

    See what a country we are living? Does the executive president has no respünsibility for all these things. Are all these things are happening without his knowledge?

    eric perera Tuesday, 13 January 2015 04:07 PM

    PHYSICIAN HEAL THYSELFWhy you did not exposed all these corruptions earlier and quit from the late government. You and Rathana got all the privileges from them and now try to fool us. OK now the time to expose all including yourselves.!!!

    Charles Perera Monday, 27 October 2014 03:11 PM

    Why has Champika got to wait if he knows of specific instances of corruption ?Iit is his duty to expose those without talking and wasting time..

    justin de waas Monday, 27 October 2014 03:14 PM

    Well Done Sir. country need a people like you to inform to the public When there is matters concern to the General public.we have noticed several time your party members have come forward and given great ideas to develop the country and the Parlimentary system Benefiting all nationals.despite the parties People are always with the leaders who are fighting for the justice.keep it up and go ahead do not changed your present policies.

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