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While denying media reports that a Buddhist monk named Ven. Wattappola Rahula Thera was appointed as a consultant to the road development project, Highways and Higher Education Minister Lakshman Kiriella told Parliament yesterday he was even ready to offer five such posts to the JVP which raised the matter.

JVP MP Dr. Nalinda Jayatissa made this allegation during question time of the House the other day.

In response, the Minister said wide media publicity had been given to it, but it was a total falsehood.

"We have not made any such appointment. If you want, we will offer you five slots," he said.

He also denied the allegation that two persons from the same family had been given such appointments on political grounds. (Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera)

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  • ranmala Friday, 22 July 2016 11:12 AM

    These people think they are giving these jobs to their henchmen as Santhosam for helping them at elections. This entire system should stop. People should be educated and found jobs according to their qualifications without going behind these good for nothing politicians

    Citizen Friday, 22 July 2016 11:19 AM

    Yahapalanaya no more

    Cobra Saturday, 23 July 2016 06:56 AM

    They wouldn't want it. Not that they don't like your offer less but they like their freedom more!!!

    Nish Friday, 22 July 2016 11:55 AM

    you should have seen how they did it in 1977

    nimal Saturday, 23 July 2016 07:22 AM

    thanks for revealing... tknks dr nalinda & jvp via DM Android App

    Reader Saturday, 23 July 2016 07:39 AM

    Disgraceful for offering 5 posts like a bribe to silent JVP. Minister must divulge his list for the public to believe.

    Devaka Saturday, 23 July 2016 07:46 AM

    What a sorry state of affairs

    ravin Saturday, 23 July 2016 10:45 AM

    Isn't it taking and giving bribes is an offence in panel code Mr. Minister? You are a solicitor/lawyer?

    MP Friday, 22 July 2016 02:48 PM

    yahapalana never started..

    Veda-mama Friday, 22 July 2016 02:59 PM

    This is like the Marketing Department. May be offering Posts to the Highest Bidder .

    ANTON Friday, 22 July 2016 09:47 AM

    GIVE JVP SOME LAMP POSTS, THEY ARE VERY FAMILIAR WITH THOSE THINGS.

    Haramanis Friday, 22 July 2016 09:48 AM

    Get rid of this Joker

    WTF Friday, 22 July 2016 09:49 AM

    I hope you'll be paying for the 4 slots out of your salary and not at taxpayers expense!

    Unchikun Friday, 22 July 2016 09:53 AM

    Bribing to keep silent. The Bribery Commission has to take him in.

    Prabhath Friday, 22 July 2016 08:10 PM

    This is not the change we voted for on January 8th. Ministers cannot dole out our money to their catchers. It was pathetic to see Kiriella trying to justify the appointments on the basis of electoral support. In a western country such an admission is unthinkable and will result in the fellow being kicked out of the cabinet. In fact the Minister, Secretary and the DG-RDA all should be taken before the courts for abusing public funds.

    kk Friday, 22 July 2016 10:26 AM

    must rest you via DM Android App

    andycap Friday, 22 July 2016 10:39 AM

    Helloooo!! I have been a UNP supporter since I was old enough to vote. I have lost with you'll and won with you'll, but I did it for the Party NOT FOR HANDOUTS. It's depressing to note that you are openly stating that UNP is no better than the former regimes :(

    The Godfather Friday, 22 July 2016 10:58 AM

    In Sri Lanka bribe works in different forms without the word "bribe" being mentioned.

    vaha Friday, 22 July 2016 11:08 AM

    shame on Yahapalanaya...... via DM Android App


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