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The United National Party (UNP) today said the corruption within the government was to such an extent that some ministers who could not bear it had started leaking documents dealing with corrupt deals to the UNP so that they could bring it to the attention of the public.

 “There are still some cabinet ministers who are against the corruption within the government. They want to act against it but they can’t. That is why they are supplying cabinet papers dealing with corruption to us seeking our help,” UNP MP Mangala Samaraweera told a news conference.

He said the China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) which constructed the Norochcholai power plant had again been granted permission by a cabinet paper to carry out a water project in Attanagalla, Gampaha.

“The Norochchoai power plant is a failure and the CMEC has no ample experience in water related projects. The CMEC estimated cost for the project is USD 229.5 million. A reputed and a well experienced company could carry out the project for only USD 150 million,” he alleged, adding some individuals would take at least a commission of USD 75 million from the project.

He said altogether some USD 3.5 billion were lost to the country due to the corrupt projects initiated by the government during the last 7 years.

A special unit established by the UNP to look into the corruption of the government had revealed this information. (Lahiru Pothmulla)


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  • hb Thursday, 05 September 2013 10:12 AM

    Commission of USD 75 million only? I thought our ministers can do lot better

    be fair Thursday, 05 September 2013 11:05 AM

    thats why this is "LAND LIKE NO OTHER"

    Ranjith Thursday, 05 September 2013 01:48 PM

    Another gimmick by the notorious Man-GALA

    SujithW Thursday, 05 September 2013 02:18 PM

    The term "Honest Minister" is an oxymoron.

    james bond Thursday, 05 September 2013 02:22 PM

    sri lanka don"t have a government.it has a orgaisation of corruption and vialence.

    Cobra Thursday, 05 September 2013 02:23 PM

    There are no 'honest' ministers. Those who allegedly leak such deals probably do it out of jealousy for not being included in those raw deals!!!

    jay sean Thursday, 05 September 2013 03:35 PM

    How honest have you been?

    fazlyfazly Friday, 06 September 2013 02:23 AM

    aney mehema thannawak...aney mehema asaawak!

    sobers Friday, 06 September 2013 03:47 AM

    What about the amount you spent on Refurbishing your ministry during your period as Minister. Pot calling the kettle black.

    Mevan Saturday, 07 September 2013 05:11 AM

    Looks like you are not yet sober. He only got the Ministry refurbished. He did not buy Lambroginis.


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