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The Joint Opposition today requested the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) and the Bribery Commission to launch an investigation into the Rs. 30.8 million of expenditure of the Farmers’ Conference which was held at the BMICH today.

“We request the FCID, the Bribery Commission, and those who are concerned about money laundering, to probe this amount if they could,” National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader MP Wimal Weerawansa told a news conference.

He charged that Rs. 6 million had been allocated for foods for the participants of the conference, Rs. 8 million for audio and lighting, Rs. 7 million to transport of farmers, Rs. 4 million for souvenirs and Rs. 500,000 for decorations.

The conference was organised by the Irrigation and Water Resources Management Ministry and President Maithripala Sirisena was the Chief Guest.

The MP said the Government preached simplicity its action proved otherwise.

“The Government accused us of organising events like Deyata Kirula. Today, it has created Yowun Pura which is a politically motivated initiative,” he charged. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

 

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  • janaka Wednesday, 06 April 2016 05:55 PM

    Yes but no interest free car loans, free laptops and sil redi on offer?

    karsha Thursday, 07 April 2016 12:11 PM

    The fellow has to be in the limelight. ill say and do anything for that.

    Onlooker Thursday, 07 April 2016 12:37 PM

    Estimate bloated up by 90% , prepared by the Irrigation Department is released to media.

    Manel Thursday, 07 April 2016 02:07 PM

    First come first served. Probe wife's passport racket first.

    lalith de silva Thursday, 07 April 2016 02:09 PM

    but no houses were distributed..............no double passport were issued to farmers

    sabn Thursday, 07 April 2016 06:51 PM

    I think u have nothing in your head if u are still barking for dictator MR.

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    Doh Wednesday, 06 April 2016 09:50 PM

    Janaka, have you a hole in the head ?????? Mahinda phobia is an incurable disease it seems.

    Andiris Appu Wednesday, 06 April 2016 11:18 PM

    Expenditure on todays conference- How did Wimal know the figures which even the Organisers wouldnt know via DM Android App


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