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The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) had begun an investigation against the Chief Executive Officer at the secretarial office of the Deyata Kirula National Exhibition 2013 for allegedly cheating and misappropriation an amount of Rs.39 million in contrast to the tender procedure.

Secretary to the Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology Mr. H.M. Gunasekara had lodged a complaint with the CID regarding this alleged misappropriation valued at Rs.39 million on February 21, 2013. In his complaint to the CID, he had informed that Kanthi Gunawardana the Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Deyata Kirula Exibition 2013. The complainant said subsequently Mrs. Kanthi Gunawardana was interdicted from the post of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Deyata Kirula 2013 over committing frauds while implementing several projects in the Deyata Kirula site in Ampara.  

The secretary to the Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology further alleged that the CEO of the Deyata Kirula Exhibition had acted contrary to the procedure of the Procurement and Technical Evaluation Committee and thereby cheated Rs.39 million while constructing 230 temporary toilets, reading room and canteen in the Deyata Kirula Exhibition site.

The complainant alleged that the contract relating to the construction of temporary toilets    had given to a private company without the approval of Procurement and Technical Evaluation Committee by the CEO of the Deyata Kirula Exhibition and thereby paid an additional payment of Rs.1.7 million to the contractor. He further alleged that the suspect had paid another additional payment amounting to Rs.12 million for the construction of a reading room in the Deyata Kirula Exhibition premises. He further alleged that she had approved another additional payment of Rs.11 million for a contractor to construct a canteen and further paid an additional payment of Rs.255,000 for flower decorations in the site.(Lakmal Sooriyagoda)
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  • Mif Thursday, 28 March 2013 04:49 PM

    Usual way of organizing event in Sri Lanka.....

    elakiri Thursday, 28 March 2013 12:00 AM

    Probably the minister's cut was not given... via DM Android App

    terrance Thursday, 28 March 2013 10:48 AM

    please act on all corrupted ministers i mean all crooks

    willows Thursday, 28 March 2013 06:19 AM

    another tele drama

    BBS Thursday, 28 March 2013 06:47 AM

    We are on our way...

    MagodisThuma Thursday, 28 March 2013 02:23 AM

    Nayata Kirula...Horata Kiralaa !

    Roshan Thursday, 28 March 2013 12:00 AM

    I think there is a division amoung officers while sharing comission. via DM Android App

    Yuri Thursday, 28 March 2013 02:45 AM

    Corruption in this Island just like having a coffee. its nothing... what about the 10% and others swiss ac

    bamunu Thursday, 28 March 2013 02:52 AM

    One can imagine the cost of the exhibition to the tax payer if 35M can be siphoned off.
    Do we need to blow our own trumpet with exhibitions like this when there are so many other urgent priorities in the Country?
    The War is long over. Intelligence gathering counter measures and training must go on. These need not be advertised.
    Why are we stirring up past horrors.
    Those responsible must get on with the job of honest Nation Building, Law and Order and Anti corruption if they are capable.

    CITIZEN Thursday, 28 March 2013 02:54 AM

    Definitely, there should be a hidden (political) hand behind her! If the CID is allowed to probe the matter without any interference and undue influence, we can see the hidden hand!! Will it happen is the 78 Million Rupee Question!!!!!!

    Hash Thursday, 28 March 2013 12:00 AM

    deyata hirula via DM Android App

    Buffaloa Citizen Thursday, 28 March 2013 05:34 AM

    Absolutely no...not under this regime. It has been proved time and time again this regime is full of criminals, henchmen and sychophants from the very top i.e MR to the lowest i.e. peon of RMV office.

    Makola Friday, 29 March 2013 03:16 AM

    More the merrier, every one follows the trend these days at the cost of the country. Will these thugs be immortal....

    Nimal Gunasekara Thursday, 28 March 2013 06:10 AM

    Even the top politicians are like this, so in such a country these things are normal.


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