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Minister Dilan Perera who paid a surprise visit to the National Housing Development Authority Stores in Badulla yesterday stopped some 4,000 roofing sheets being loaded into a lorry to be taken to Trincomalee for distribution among voters.

He charged that the roofing sheets were to be distributed as an inducement to garner votes for a candidate of the National Freedom Front (NFF) headed by Housing Minister Wimal Weerwansa.

Minister Perera said the roofing sheets were to be distributed among the poor in the Badulla District.
The NHDA comes under Minister Wimal Weerawansa and the roofing sheets were to be taken to Trincomalee on the instructions of the NHDA Chairman.
Minister Perera said he had lodged a complaint to the Elections Commissioner as it was a violation of election law.

Minister Weerwansa had fielded candidates from the NFF for the Eastern Provincial Council election from the Trincomalee District because party did not receive any slots on the UPFA ticket.  
Palitha Ariyawansa
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  • upul Sunday, 19 August 2012 12:46 PM

    It is happy to hear that people with back-born are still in the UPFA government.

    Andrew Pitugala Saturday, 18 August 2012 02:30 PM

    This is simply play acting to hoodwink the people.

    saman Saturday, 18 August 2012 02:26 PM

    Good job Minister Dilan. Also Please make sure you distribute these sheets in Badulla district among poor irrespective of which party they represent.

    Dave Saturday, 18 August 2012 02:47 PM

    He is famous for starting a fast ,without even knowing what it is for..

    Imran Hussein Saturday, 18 August 2012 03:37 PM

    I agree wit Andrew, people blindly jump into conclusion after seeing headlines.

    Ayat cinta Saturday, 18 August 2012 03:29 PM

    Charter Scene.....

    ALI GETA PERA Saturday, 18 August 2012 05:23 AM

    Well done Mr.Minister, Keep it up

    piyal samarakone Saturday, 18 August 2012 05:17 AM

    well do what is right is the right thing to do - we do not oppose politicians but we do oppose wrong politics -
    hats off to Minister

    Manik Saturday, 18 August 2012 05:33 AM

    I hope wimal will not start a fast unto death over this.

    Nimal Saturday, 18 August 2012 05:41 AM

    So called "Sri Lankan Patriot"

    Nodrog Saturday, 18 August 2012 05:24 AM

    will they have the same dedication to do the right thing when the stakes are higher?

    E Saturday, 18 August 2012 05:29 AM

    Hope he will and keep at it till the end !!

    Ramzeel Saturday, 18 August 2012 05:34 AM

    In the first place why were they stacked up without being distributed for such a long time. Was Dilan waiting for an election in the Badulla District ?

    Dinesh Saturday, 18 August 2012 05:37 AM

    This is the reason that he joined the government so that he can steal from the country. This is an act of "Patriotism" from the so called "patriot ". Because of people like wimal USA and other countries (even actors in India) are interfering in our affairs and dictating terms to us.

    Ralph Anthony Kernr Saturday, 18 August 2012 05:48 AM

    It is high time you removed the So called Plug of the Badulla District,public, as you did for the World Bank, or the next option is the carry out your Saline Fast in front of the Fort Railway Station.
    Thanks for the good work done Hon. Minister Dilan Perera

    Jacob Saturday, 18 August 2012 06:06 AM

    Well done. But, I wonder whether the Minister would have taken this action if it was to be distributed in favour of a UPFA candidate?

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 18 August 2012 06:30 AM

    This one is obviously not an "international conspiracy" but a purely local one from one his own colleagues, against the super-patriot! One should definitely iinvestigate what other corrupt deals the so called patriot has been involved since joining the government to "serve" the people.

    Sam Samarasinghe Saturday, 18 August 2012 06:46 AM

    Well done Hon. Minister Dilan. You are one of the few honest politicians in our country. Do not giving to those "PODIYANS"

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 18 August 2012 06:54 AM

    The moral of the story is that you can rob, pilfer, misuse any government property as long as you wear the mask of a "patriot".

    femto Saturday, 18 August 2012 06:52 AM

    If Wimal, and Dilan were both on the same mission for mutual benefits, this could have happened without any interruption. Sri Lanka is at its heighest point in corruption, which runs from top to bottom.

    Fain1 Sunday, 19 August 2012 05:41 AM

    Well done minister. You deserve more media attention.

    priya Saturday, 18 August 2012 07:40 AM

    The UPFA is getting more and more united everyday

    Thomas Sam Saturday, 18 August 2012 08:14 AM

    Corruption at the highest level and vote buying must STOP

    sajitha Saturday, 18 August 2012 08:55 AM

    isn't it funny some people always wants to see the negative even when something good happens. Will it hurt you to say this is a good deed first before you start your negative comment.

    has any UNP politician done anything like this?

    Pacha-epa Monday, 20 August 2012 04:24 AM

    Sajitha:
    What are you trying to do? Make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. Or is it just another effort to garner brownie points from our regime?

    Punchisingho Saturday, 18 August 2012 08:56 AM

    Hon Minister Buy Asbestos and distribute among voters. You intention is good. Do some thing and win 2 seats from Trinco otherwise you are defeated for ever.

    Far Thinker Saturday, 18 August 2012 09:37 AM

    Its a good move by Minister Dilan!

    weha Saturday, 18 August 2012 10:07 AM

    Dude the problem he had was the votes were only going to the NFF, if it was going to the whole ruling party they he too would have also joined hands.

    they all work for their own good.

    rusith Saturday, 18 August 2012 10:16 AM

    Mr Minister, Is it ok if it was to be distributed by the UPFA candidates ??


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