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21 December 2011 10:08 pm - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A certain deputy minister who represents the Gampaha District takes a bribe of Rs.3.5 million from anyone putting up a filling station in the district, Parliament was informed today.

Western Provincial Council Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga has made a written complaint to President Mahinda Rajapaksa in this regard. A copy of the letter was tabled by UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake today in the House to be included in the Hansard report.

Referring to the letter, Mr. Karunanayake asked how the financial performance of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) could be improved with a deputy minister taking cash inducements from businessmen operating filling stations. The UNP MP charged that the CPC had incurred heavy losses as a result of such acts.

“Today, fuel prices have dropped by 22 per cent in the world market. But, the CPC is not transferring to benefit the people. They may attribute it to the need to cover up heavy losses sustained in the past. But, we know that the CPC cannot do it merely because of corruption,” he said.   
Mr. Karunanayake said that the Chief Minister had made this complaint in August to the President.

At this point, Government MP A.H.M. Azwer tried to interrupt Mr. Karunanayake on the pretext of raining a point of order.

“This is a letter communicated to the executive President by a chief minister. How can Mr. Karunanayake get hold of it? It has to be probed,” he said.
Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkodi who was presiding at the time said that if there were anything contrary to the Standing Orders, it would be expunged. (Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 14

  • buffaloa citizen Thursday, 22 December 2011 06:14 AM

    It is no use complaining as everyone gets his share.

    sajitha Thursday, 22 December 2011 06:35 AM

    I would love to hear the truth from the Govenment ministers rather than an objection to the question.

    Wara Thursday, 22 December 2011 06:58 AM

    Sack him out !!

    Fayad Thursday, 22 December 2011 08:04 AM

    Only Dep. ???????

    ASK Thursday, 22 December 2011 08:22 AM

    Parliament need a Sunday dhamma school.

    sira Thursday, 22 December 2011 08:17 AM

    sack him?, it will not happen in Sri Lanka, rather he will be promoted.

    Jeevan Thursday, 22 December 2011 08:28 AM

    Sack him immediately and crown his as the MINISTER with immediate effect PLEASE.

    ravin Thursday, 22 December 2011 08:40 AM

    what a joke !

    Kala Thursday, 22 December 2011 08:54 AM

    lol....other politicians must be saints

    Fair N Square Thursday, 22 December 2011 09:02 AM

    WELL SAID !!!

    Nodrog Thursday, 22 December 2011 09:05 AM

    Fills himself first!

    suresh Thursday, 22 December 2011 10:43 AM

    Shame on Minister Azwer for attempting to cover up this corruption in the government!

    Dalu Banda Thursday, 22 December 2011 10:55 AM

    Suba Anagathyak

    randy Thursday, 22 December 2011 04:01 PM

    Not only from filling station. He bribes even poor begger in Gampaha town.

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