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Highways and Higher Education Minister Lakshman Kiriella yesterday asked JVP MP Sunil Handunnetti to name the Minister accused of getting a luxury vehicle as inducement for awarding the contract to extend the southern expressway.

Mr. Handunnetti charged at a media conference the cost of the project had been overestimated because of commissions involved. He said there was the alleged involvement of inducement in terms of a luxury vehicle.

Mr. Kiriella said the cost increased because of extra viaducts that would be built to avoid floods.

“I ask Mr. Handunnetti to name the Minister using this vehicle,” he said. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 11

  • shanthapriya Friday, 01 September 2017 10:12 AM

    he sees to be so worried

    Doc Who Friday, 01 September 2017 01:30 PM

    JVP has something up there sleeves, nothing substantial. How about JVP who said will come to parliament by barky carts

    Justice Friday, 01 September 2017 10:19 AM

    It is very good Hon.Minister Kiriella asked JVP Mr.Suni Handunetti to name the minister getting a luxury vehicle.Our dear JVP MP please expose the truth. Please mention the name rather than keeping on suspension. Now it is your time given by the Minister.

    Mahila Friday, 01 September 2017 10:38 AM

    That's a good one. Name and shame the Minister, if he or she is upto no good. Neportism and courruption must never be tolerated. At the same time if additional expenditure is because of additional VIADUCTS to mitigate the easy flow through of flood waters, Hoorah to the concerned Minister.He seems to be able to understand the science and engineering to ensure safe environment. Very good.

    Aquarius Friday, 01 September 2017 12:36 PM

    If there is adequate proof, our politicians should have the spine to mention names of those guilty rather than throwing ideas to the media. This is their fishy communication style, create doubt and suspicion and feel whiter than white about themselves.

    Cancer Friday, 01 September 2017 06:22 PM

    I second that!

    Sambo Friday, 01 September 2017 12:37 PM

    Another one bites the dust.

    Brainmaster Friday, 01 September 2017 12:48 PM

    Looks as there is something fishy via DM Android App

    sarath Saturday, 02 September 2017 06:09 AM

    It has become a culture in SL sling mud on speculations. it may or may not. unless you have substantial evidence please do not make wild allegations. This applies to all. Govt also does the same

    Buwa Saturday, 02 September 2017 08:36 AM

    MR built an whole highway for Rs 100 billion. They are spending Rs 50 billion to extend it another 20 kms.

    galleguy Saturday, 02 September 2017 09:38 AM

    Mr.Handunnetti,don't beat about the bush.Make the culprit naked as your comrade Anura did it to minister Parajitha.

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