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I’ll resign if found guilty: Amaraweera

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Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said he would resign if the committee appointed to look into the weather disaster found his ministry guilty of any shortcomings.

“I don’t intend to hold on to portfolios like some ministers who are greedy for perks,” he told journalists today.

Mr. Amaraweera however said an investigation carried out by his ministry had confirmed that the warning had been successfully disseminated to the fisheries ministry and other relevant  institutions. He said the Sri Lanka Telecom had confirmed that the Ministry of Fisheries had received the fax message sent by the Department of Meteorology.

However, he said he would take remedial action if it was found that any institution under his ministry had made a mistake.

Minister Amaraweera accepted that there were shortcomings at the Department of Meteorology said the Department would be re structured as soon as possible. However he said lack of funds was a constrain at the moment.(YP)
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  • Maddy Tuesday, 11 June 2013 02:39 PM

    so resign

    Ridma Tuesday, 11 June 2013 09:24 AM

    Don't worry. They will never find you guilty, This is SL.

    Fair N Square Wednesday, 12 June 2013 04:53 AM

    He, as hell knows he wont be found guilty... It's a game of passing the blame around.. end of day, we the citizen are found guilty... coz WE elected YOUR ilk... He takes a swipe at other ministers like Nimal Siripala, Anura Priyadharshana Yapa, Mahipala Herath, Wimal Weeraya, GL Peiris, NOT forgetting the BROTHERS...

    Jay Tuesday, 11 June 2013 09:31 AM

    Folks don't worry , he will not found guilty and this is Sri Lanka though it would be possible in India

    moda pissa Tuesday, 11 June 2013 03:54 PM

    Tell me the last time a minister was found guilty of any wrong doing. Surely, neither this govt. nor the one before.

    moda pissa Tuesday, 11 June 2013 04:06 PM

    Go ahead. Couldn't care less. One white elephant less will hardly make a difference.

    banda Tuesday, 11 June 2013 09:43 AM

    Bold statment, but the problem is no one will find you guilty.

    Sampath Tuesday, 11 June 2013 09:42 AM

    Hope you live to your words !!

    sam Tuesday, 11 June 2013 12:00 AM

    another forcast? via DM Android App

    Labby Tuesday, 11 June 2013 09:53 AM

    It's become some sort of fashion now to mention about resigning for every issue that's brought. Sounds as though everybody in the administration is doing a perfect job.

    saliya Tuesday, 11 June 2013 09:54 AM

    In recent political history of Sri Lanka No Minister found guilty and punsihed. Ministers never be found guilty. They are saints.

    Amila Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:00 AM

    super hero, yes he will giveup, bcos this is SL. I think, we should punished to weather. via DM Android App

    Kiwi Tuesday, 11 June 2013 09:54 AM

    Don't worry minister the net is for the sprats!!

    zara Tuesday, 11 June 2013 12:00 AM

    if he resign,its the miracle of SRI LANKA via DM Android App

    ANTON Tuesday, 11 June 2013 10:07 AM

    I THINK HE IS CORRECT, WEATHER IS WRONG, WE MUST PUNISH TO THE WEATHER

    OMG Tuesday, 11 June 2013 10:08 AM

    So many ministers have said this but non has resigned so far.

    Ceylonese Wednesday, 12 June 2013 08:55 AM

    Fed up of hearing such statements. Who fools whom?

    Rushan Tuesday, 11 June 2013 10:19 AM

    Good move going to be example for other MPs

    mail_guy Tuesday, 11 June 2013 10:28 AM

    Then it's high time you did it.

    malan fernando Wednesday, 12 June 2013 09:11 AM

    you are not guilty but please resign you and others curse for this country.....

    Sherlock & watson Tuesday, 11 June 2013 10:42 AM

    The judges should be the fisher falks

    sad state of affairs Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:00 AM

    see no ones talking about duminda anymore? what happen? did the thugs shut hirunika up? all these propaganda is for puppets when the govt wants to derail the people. last it was the electricity hike. next time another mervyn drama perhaps. via DM Android App

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 11 June 2013 11:14 AM

    Yeah, without resigning.

    Suq Madique Tuesday, 11 June 2013 11:14 AM

    The usual mantra which never materializes.

    Typo Tuesday, 11 June 2013 12:00 AM

    ....but what about the plight of the 40+ fishermen who didn't know and DIED? Is this even an excuse? via DM Android App

    len Wednesday, 12 June 2013 11:24 AM

    Take a trip to Singapore everything will be A OK when you come back Minister by then someone with no responsibility would have got the sacked will be tied on a tree by Dr Merviyn on your behalf and will be sacked from his job


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