President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to be perturbed over the Finance Ministry allegedly placing conditions for the allocation he sought for development work in the Polonnaruwa district.
The President submitted a Cabinet paper seeking financial allocations to execute the development projects in the district.
However, it is learnt that the Finance Ministry has reportedly made some reservations about the President's paper. In its observations, the Ministry has even asked for tender procedure to be followed in carrying out work in the district.
The President, apparently angered over the Ministry, conveyed his displeasure at the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
Referring to the award of contract to construct the first phase of the central expressway without calling for tenders, the President sarcastically asked for permission from the Ministry for his work in the same fashion, it is learnt. (Kelum Bandara)
Comments - 23
angelo Friday, 15 January 2016 08:22 AM
he also try to do same thing as Mahinda .wasting money for non profitable devolopment like hambanthota port ,has same mentality i think need bit knowledge or education for this guy
SAM Friday, 15 January 2016 08:25 AM
Justice should not only be done, it must appear to have been done. Few are unaware of the irregularities of the finance ministry as such, the president could set a good precedent by adhering to proper protocol.
RuwanL Friday, 15 January 2016 09:40 AM
The president is only interested in developing Polonaruwa while the opposition leader is only interested in North and East! Oh what a country! We need leaders who are interested in the whole country!!
v.carlos Friday, 15 January 2016 03:02 PM
So now the facsion is to come from Pollonaruwa, before these dark Hambantota guys was so proud o be from the presidents hometown
Ratavasiya Friday, 15 January 2016 03:03 PM
Why? He does not want to have a financial discipline in the country?
Saman Friday, 15 January 2016 09:42 AM
Wow, MS is going to develop Polonnaruwa the same way MR developed Hambantota.
Sincere Friday, 15 January 2016 03:08 PM
Then that was it and now this is it!
DHA Friday, 15 January 2016 10:10 AM
Your mind was totally focused on bras these days you lost the track of what happening in the country.....
vini Friday, 15 January 2016 04:06 PM
Is there going to be a MSIA?
mnsmart Friday, 15 January 2016 10:26 AM
Bra or Bravo? lets wait
Sapu Friday, 15 January 2016 10:39 AM
Well at least RW stopped MS for now
Gayan Friday, 15 January 2016 10:41 AM
Giabao Friday, 15 January 2016 11:13 AM
obath ohu wage minihek
Esala Friday, 15 January 2016 11:54 AM
Like N A T O.
Mason Friday, 15 January 2016 06:17 PM
Does MS want to follow in the footsteps of MR ?
onlooker Friday, 15 January 2016 12:24 PM
" kudu kapu withthiya" coming into limelight.
kumar Friday, 15 January 2016 12:28 PM
Developing North and East? Can you mention at least one such development?
Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 15 January 2016 12:33 PM
He too seems to be getting lost in the power intoxication. Pity, we expected a lot more.
Premalal Saturday, 16 January 2016 02:34 PM
Yes two wrongs will not make a right but if this story is true it shows that we cannot find a single honest person who can be trusted in this country.
Lanka Friday, 15 January 2016 07:11 PM
Another state of the art airport to store paddy?
YAMAYA Friday, 15 January 2016 07:28 AM
If you sleep with dogs of king robbers you get up with incects
Chris Friday, 15 January 2016 08:01 AM
During MR it was Hambantota, under MS Polonnaruwa. Does two wrongs make it right?
GH Friday, 15 January 2016 08:14 AM
This is an utter DRAMA!!!! "You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time".
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