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Some Ministers should be removed: Amaraweera

22 May 2017 08:56 am - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Ministers, who had allegations of corruption against them should be removed from the Cabinet, General Secretary of the UPFA Mahinda Amaraweera said on Saturday.

“It is sad to note that some Ministers, who are involved in corruption, still remain in the Cabinet though they should be removed from it,” Minister Amaraweera said at a public function over the weekend.

“Much is said about a Cabinet reshuffle but my opinion is that those Ministers, who are only interested in safeguarding their families and trample the people should be removed,” he added.

The United People's Freedom Alliance (said there were some Ministers, who think the Ministries they hold were their personal properties.

“It is a sad state of affairs if there are ministers who think about their political party and fight for Ministries,” the Minister further said.

“It is not good to look for ministerial posts for his or her survival, while one should be prepared to work for the people no matter what Ministry he gets. I was the Minister of Disaster Management but people were not even aware that such a Ministry existed,” he said.

“At the Ministry of Fisheries I have been able to convert several institutions under that ministry into profit making entities,” he said.

Further the Minister said some businessmen had engaged in creating a rice shortage in the country and the Government should focus on it and see to it that there was no shortage of rice.

Speaking on the North Central Province, the Minister said some members of the Provincial Council had got themselves into a mess by trying to capture the office.

“One cannot come to office of a provincial council in such a manner,” he said.(Chandraratne Gamage)

  Comments - 9

  • seqi Monday, 22 May 2017 10:48 AM

    then we wouldnt have a government via DM Android App

    Shelly. Monday, 22 May 2017 10:49 AM

    So...Amaraweera thinks he is very happy that he succeeded in making MR satisfied. We also note that Seneviratne another stooge of MR going to be further established. via DM Android App

    German Jacob Monday, 22 May 2017 10:52 AM

    Who are you to suggest man, first of all correct yourself.

    Bubble Banda Monday, 22 May 2017 10:54 AM

    MR had a down fall because of Weerawansa. MS will have a down fall because of Amaraweera.

    gobba Monday, 22 May 2017 11:03 AM

    You are getting ready to joint the JO. So now you are talking.

    Clyde Perera Monday, 22 May 2017 11:37 AM

    Already he is working as a spy to MR, hope you know about this too.

    German Jacob Monday, 22 May 2017 11:39 AM

    May be Mr. President had come to know that Amaraweera is going to join with Mahinda offered him a Minister position to please him.

    Desmond Jeromme Monday, 22 May 2017 11:40 AM

    Amaraweera is a deadly poison for Yahapalanaya Govt, may be MS does not know about this.

    Sincere Monday, 22 May 2017 11:41 AM

    I like this Minister for his courage. He said the same thing so boldly, without fear or favour when he was a minister of MR regime also!

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