Sri Lankan Ambassador to Qatar A.S.P. Liyanage today said he would lodge a complaint against Deputy Minister Buddhika Pathirana with the Bribery Commission for allegedly aiding corrupt officials.
The Ambassador said at a media briefing that the deputy minister was aiding and abetting the Sri Lankan school in Qatar’s former management, which he said was corrupt.
He said he would also file a defamation case against the deputy minister.
Previously, Deputy Minister Pathirana said at a media briefing, that the Ambassador was running the Sri Lankan school in Qatar for money, instead of executing the diplomatic duties.
Ambassador Liyanage in return said Deputy Minister Pathirana had surrounded himself with corrupt officials.
“The previous officials of the Sri Lankan School in Qatar are corrupt and they receive the blessings of Buddhika Pathirana. I will complain to the Bribery Commission against him over this. I have not defrauded anyone as they claim,” Liyanage said.
“If I have done any wrongful act, I will leave my post right away. But the deputy minister should resign from his post as he was supporting the corrupt officials,” he said.
Meanwhile, he said they were paying a monthly rental of 0.2 million Qatar Riyals to the building complex of the school and added that they had plans to relocate the school at one of their own lands.
“Yes, we receive about 1.1 million Riyals (Rs. 50 million) as monthly income from the school and the school management is saving the money so that they can relocate the school at one of our own lands in Qatar. We have a land,” he said.
Attempt to contact Deputy Minister Buddhika Pathirana was failed as he was out of the country.(Darshana Sanjeewa)
Has not this Ambassador any official duties in the Embassy? How can he get involved in the administration of the School as the Ambassador? Functioning and Management of the School is quite outside the purview of his duties as Ambassador. No previous Ambassadors did so. This is because he was LURED by the till in the school and he crept in through the back door!!!
Bala Monday, 15 October 2018 05:41 PM
That is news to us that Ex pats or foreign organisations can own land in Qatar. How about being a full time bag handler to arriving SL VIPs to bolster your position.
Laksiri Monday, 15 October 2018 07:38 PM
This matteri will bepostpon to next year Wesley gave great legal system keep dealt
Samy Selvarajah Monday, 15 October 2018 07:56 PM
This guy is supposed to be the Ambassador for Sri Lanka in Qatar but he is running a private school in Qatar. This is Sri Lankan politics in Qatar, with the blessings from Govt: corrupt officials in Sri Lanka. This Ambassador Liyanage is a political appointee and this case must be investigated by an independent Supreme Court Judge. Since late, this Ambassador has been seen handling baggage for two Sri Lankans visiting Qatar to play Rugby.God bless Sri Lanka.
Hubert Monday, 15 October 2018 08:07 PM
he is a Mahinda follower and the speech confirms
Gamaya Monday, 15 October 2018 08:18 PM
When will my relative Gamarala recall this clown ASP without recalling efficient people for not answering his stupid telephone calls?Oh tempora! Oh Mores!
Gamin Tuesday, 16 October 2018 02:03 PM
Rohitha Monday, 15 October 2018 08:27 PM
one and only Porter Ambassador in world.
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