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Probe into awarding Samurdhi entitlements during Yahapalanaya govt.

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A five-member committee has been appointed to look into the alleged irregularities took place at the Department of Samurdhi Development while awarding entitlements to new Samurdhi beneficiaries during the Good Governance period.

The committee has been appointed at the instructions of State Minister of Samurdhi Shehan Semasinghe.

It consists of officials representing the State Ministry and the Samurdhi Development Department.

A total of 433,594 new beneficiaries were added in 2019 and the committee has been appointed following several complaints received regarding the expenditure incurred therein.

Accordingly, the committee will probe irregularities such as printing of 600,000 title deeds and files on behalf of the beneficiaries, printing of Minister's and Director General's messages at a cost of over Rs. 8 million, the printing of 400,000 posters, putting up temporary canopies to host events at a cost of Rs. 170 million and spending over Rs. 60 million to supply shirts.

The committee is mandated to submit its report on or before January 31 next year. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

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  • Sambo Tuesday, 15 December 2020 08:31 PM

    You are looking into the irregularities of the previous Government and the next government will look into your irregularities. What a country?

    Sam Silva Tuesday, 15 December 2020 09:04 PM

    Our government is run by irregularities. Then we appoint some crooks to find the same crooks.

    FF Tuesday, 15 December 2020 08:34 PM

    ALL IRREGULARITIES SHOULD BE LOOKED INTO. NOT ONLY YAHAPALANAYA GOVT BUT EVEN BEFORE 2015. WE DO NOT KNOW IF BASIL AND LALITH DID THE REGULAR FORMALITIES AND FOLLOW FR REGULATION IN THEIR RESPECTIVE CASES. THEY ARE ACQUITTED NOW

    Sunil Tuesday, 15 December 2020 09:05 PM

    What these people are doing during crisis time?. Wondering whethet they have any recovering plan for year 2021? .

    JOHN FRAZER Tuesday, 15 December 2020 10:05 PM

    WHAT A NICE DRAMA YOU CHEK PREVIOUS GOVT WORK . NEXT TIME WHEN THEY COME LET THEM CHEK YOUR WORK. YOU GUYS ARE WASTING EVERY ONES TIME

    DJ Tuesday, 15 December 2020 10:23 PM

    Looks so childish played by a bunch of jokers


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