The joint opposition (JO) today complained to the Bribery Commission (BC) against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Minister Malik Samarawickrama and the Prime Minister's Senior Advisers R. Paskaralingam and Charitha Ratwatte on the Rs.5 billion loss incurred in the purchase of coal for the Norochcholai Power Plant.
JO MP Vidura Wickramanayake told a news briefing that the alleged financial misappropriation had taken place through the Lanka Coal Company (Pvt) Ltd.
“At least eight companies participated in submitting their bids. The Swiss Singapore Overseas Enterprises (Pvt) Ltd. ranked fifth, was granted the contract. The former chairman of Lanka Coal Company (Pvt) Ltd had revealed that there was a huge financial misappropriation which had taken place while purchasing coal for the power plant through this company,” he said.
The MP said the Auditor General had also confirmed that the country had suffered a huge financial loss on this coal deal though the Prime Minister had advised that the coal be purchased through this company.
MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage said no investigation had being carried out on the complaints they made to the Bribery Commission under the ‘Top-Ten thieves of the Yahapalanaya Government’ expect for the Central Bank bond issue.
He said it was praiseworthy for President Sirisena to have appointed a Presidential Commission of Inquiry to probe the bond issue.
“This was the tenth complaint made by the JO. As MPs, we have the right to complain to the Bribery Commission because the relevant authorities are not prepared to investigate these complaints. We have decided to raise this matter in Parliament as well,” he said.( Kalathma Jayawardhane)
Kadupol Jothywansa Thursday, 16 March 2017 09:14 PM
Sir, don't be deceived - you talk for the righteousness always, don't join with JO, they are liars and looters.
Atha Thitha Thursday, 16 March 2017 09:17 PM
We respect you Sir, but if you join with MR and his gangsters - they will take you for a ride and finally you will be counted as a rotten garbage. Think wisely !!!
German Jacob Thursday, 16 March 2017 09:20 PM
Sir, your father was a racialist, the whole world know, but you are a different person with great policies, please join with MS and do better for our nation. Never follow MR who is a dam racialist who destroyed our country.
Manuel Benjamin Thursday, 16 March 2017 09:21 PM
There is a possibility that you could be the next Prime Minister. Don't lose this opportunity following the JO rotters.
Selvyn Thursday, 16 March 2017 09:45 PM
Another desperate addition to the gang of rogues. These people dont have self respect. Everyone knows who this MR is. Today They are exposed via DM Android App
Lankan007 Friday, 17 March 2017 12:37 AM
When previous regime misusing money.... where were you?
Mark Friday, 17 March 2017 04:06 AM
They were busy robbing Ha Ha.
Parakum Friday, 17 March 2017 04:43 AM
He was minting money while MR turned a blind eye.
Praba Saturday, 18 March 2017 05:43 AM
No one should be above law. Corruptions of previous government should not be an excuse for this government to rob. All allegations should be investigated as finally the common people suffer.
JAN Friday, 17 March 2017 09:12 AM
JMO investigate your MRs Regimes family corruptions and expose to the public via DM Android App
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