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Company that got Norochcholai Power plant tender paid US $ 20 mn as commission

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A sum of US $ 20 million has been obtained as commissions from a foreign company involved in the construction of the Norochcholai Power plant, State Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Ajith P. Perera told Parliament yesterday.

State Minister Perera made this revelation in response to an oral question raised by government MP Nalin Bandara in the House last afternoon. He said that there was evidence to say that certain irregularities had taken place when constructing the power plant, “ the State Minister said.

State Minister Perera also revealed that there had been irregularities pertaining to tenders to supply coal from 2010 to 2015. He said a contract had been awarded to a company named Nobel Resource Limited for the supply of coal to the CEB without tenders being called. The State Minister said a sum of US Dollars 366. 353 million had been paid to this company for supplying 4,585, 670 metric tonnes of coal without a tender procedure.

According to State Minister Perera, the company Nobel Resource Limited has supplied a total of 4,585, 670 MT of coal to the Ceylon Electricity Board from 2010 to 2015

He said that the operation of the Norochcholai Coal Power plant was interrupted for 24 days as the company failed to supply coal on time. The time duration was from September 28, 2011 to October 23, 2011. The loss to the government by this shipment delay was Rs. 3500 million. He pointed out that a further Rs. 12,500 million loss had been recorded for the same reasons during years 2014-2015 as well. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • ara Wednesday, 06 June 2018 01:03 PM

    this is old news, there was an article with names of the people who received the commission some time back, it was abt USD25 mn i think

    Haramanis Wednesday, 06 June 2018 02:09 PM

    Three guesses as to who the Minister was at that time!!

    Sonali Wednesday, 06 June 2018 09:25 PM

    Pacha

    Kawda Hora Wednesday, 06 June 2018 02:41 PM

    Its very clear here isn't it! If you have all the evidence in hand!

    Ceylon Wednesday, 06 June 2018 02:42 PM

    If paid this commision recover this lost money to the state and people.some who used a car charged for corruption.if dont take action,dont say.people with these discoveries of corruptions,they fed up with no action.

    Rasheed Wednesday, 06 June 2018 02:44 PM

    The names will go under the carpets as most of them are worried about the 118 names of the Bond scandal.

    Synonyms Wednesday, 06 June 2018 02:51 PM

    The words "MINSTER" and "COMMISSIONS" are synonyms !

    Rohan Wednesday, 06 June 2018 02:54 PM

    Our politicians are experts to disclose previous governments commissions while looking for new opportunities to take commissions for current governments ministers.

    Sanath Wednesday, 06 June 2018 02:55 PM

    We have heard enough of these deliberations. What we want is prompt action taken to round up the theives and have the law upon them. Just babbling here and there is not serving any purpose.

    Hari Mani Wednesday, 06 June 2018 03:28 PM

    The government must ban the company as in USA and most European countries that pay bribes. Where is My3 the superman who promised to fight corruption? While the infrastructures of the country is suffering the politicians are busy making commissions! When will the people of Srilanka learn and the media boldly print the names of those involved in these crimes??

    Nd Wednesday, 06 June 2018 03:30 PM

    Just because the former regime stole doesn’t justify the current regime of stealing..

    Ajja Wednesday, 06 June 2018 04:31 PM

    Dear Ministers in the Yahapalanaya Cabinet,We have got fed up with this kind of bullish Stories since your leaders were sleeping and dont take action against the culprits.What were you doing all these years???

    Mandayan Wednesday, 06 June 2018 05:05 PM

    It seems better to return Sri Lanka and get into Politice and become a Minister or a PS of a Minister!!

    dave Wednesday, 06 June 2018 05:50 PM

    Yes 300% Sure.. .Mahindanda Aluthgamage... the Luckiest Bastard.... Poor people Money

    Gongale Gonna Wednesday, 06 June 2018 06:49 PM

    Why we are hearing such things? If there are people responsible such idiotic action, why dont you put them in jail? You are in power now? Why Gamarala cannot take action?

    Jaya Wednesday, 06 June 2018 07:11 PM

    What he wants to say is bond scam is nothing to compare with this.

    ben Wednesday, 06 June 2018 08:06 PM

    Why the hell are we beating about the bush. tell the truth get the names out , ask the people of this country to name them if they know. Tell those called back room politicians from sri lanka living in Australia to help by giving the names of people who own bunglows and apartments there to send the names here.we hear a lot of gossip about 65 % of CEB senior staff owning houses in Australia. who are they ?????

    Upul Gunawardena Wednesday, 06 June 2018 08:54 PM

    Mr. Minister, You must be mistaken, this cannot happen in srilanka. As far as I know they are the most religious, innocent and non greedy set of human beings in the entire world. Please do not make these baseless allegations about them.

    magodisthuma Wednesday, 06 June 2018 09:15 PM

    who cares? hik hik hik...

    G.M. Jayawardena Thursday, 07 June 2018 09:26 AM

    This is the only way to cover up his own dirt revealed recently.


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