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Minister Navin Dissanayake said that salaries of  ministers must be increased, in order to curb ministerial corruption

The MInister made these remarks while speaking at a training programme in Bogawanthalawa the minister drew comparison to Singapore, where he said that a ministers salary is around 1 million US Dollars

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  • wot to do Saturday, 21 July 2012 05:20 PM

    Editor,at the height of Myanmar junta power Myanmmar Times operated bravely,isn't it time for you??

    Rohana Gunathilake Sunday, 22 July 2012 02:49 AM

    In Singapore, if a minister fails to carry out his duties, next day he will be out. In Sri Lanka, failure to fulfill duties is not a problem as long as he licks the boots on the leader.

    Also, recently on opposition MP was sacked by the party for his extra marital relationship. In Sri Lanka, one quality of a MP is indecency, filthy mouth, etc etc....

    tharuka Sunday, 22 July 2012 02:29 AM

    Most of MPs in Sri Lanka are not pass G.C.E. (A/L). Sri Lanka should introduce education qualification for MPs. I think G.C.E (A/L) - Sri Lanka/London is enough. All most all job in Sri Lanka needs education qualification except politicans. This is fundermental right violation of other people. These MPs get a salary more than doctor, university lecture and a teacher. But, these professionals has higher level of education than MPs.Minister Navin Dissanayake we appreciated you, you accept that ministerial corruption in Sri Lanka. In adition, Ministers waste money of people which can built new universities, hospital and many school. President knows this curruption. But he keep silent.

    Kamal Sunday, 22 July 2012 02:12 AM

    If this is the Logic used by a Minister to stop corruption,?" pay him more money" or not we will be corrupt. This guys intelligence is questionable. , and these corrupt, greedy selfish politicians are the bane of our society. and the fools who vote for these people deserve what they get.

    garawi Sunday, 22 July 2012 01:54 AM

    And he also forgot that in SIngapore they jail corrupt people , including Ministers!

    Johann Gunasekara Sunday, 22 July 2012 01:57 AM

    Would it have stopped the Mahaweli flowing to Colombo7...the words of Mrs JRJ

    Jagath Leanage Sunday, 22 July 2012 01:39 AM

    Are you trying be another Mervin? " puwath mawanna & a joker"

    garawi Sunday, 22 July 2012 01:45 AM

    Does this man have no shame? Promised 2500 rupee increase for the poor government servant was not approved. But raise the salary to a million rupees for the ministers!!! And for what reason? To stop them stealing!!! Can you believe it. Even now they get everything from petrol, telephone, gas and electricity, vehicles and all other expenses free.
    He forgot to mention that if a minister is corrupt in Singapore they would have sent him to jail , not increase the salary! And the government servants there are paid half a million rupees! How much do our people get???

    jayantha Saturday, 21 July 2012 05:45 PM

    Why not he use Bandula's theory of Rs 7500 for living ,

    Bimal Ranasinghe Saturday, 21 July 2012 05:32 PM

    Here we go! Govenment admit that ministers are corrupted.Implement the law against them, not salary hike for 105 ministers.

    Minister Saturday, 21 July 2012 05:22 PM

    His father was a Minister in JR's Government and Mahaweli was his daily bread. That is his only qualification to be a politician!

    Amila.G Sunday, 22 July 2012 03:17 AM


    jayantha Saturday, 21 July 2012 05:04 PM

    why not increase workers salaries and talk about ministers matter latter on ?

    raj Saturday, 21 July 2012 04:41 PM

    wow no dislike for the comment. Best comment I have read so far!

    peeda mossa Saturday, 21 July 2012 04:22 PM

    If your theory is true, please apply it to all government servants too, who are more qualified than the Ministers.

    Monaragala Marthelis Saturday, 21 July 2012 03:22 PM

    Of course Navin.

    Each one of our super intelligent politicians deserve to be given private jet.

    ceylon Saturday, 21 July 2012 02:57 PM

    Number of ministers serving the govt should cut in half and their Salaries too.

    aaska Saturday, 21 July 2012 02:08 PM

    He should first provide his qualifications to Department of Management centre and National Salaries and carder commission and ask how much a person drawing a salary for the same qualification in state sector and then he should talk about to reduce or increase. People are unaware what is he doing for people..

    sanaboy Saturday, 21 July 2012 02:05 PM

    Yes very true. Don't think about out the peoples who struggle to live.

    Cobra Saturday, 21 July 2012 01:28 PM

    Api venyven Api revisited!!!!

    senavi Saturday, 21 July 2012 01:23 PM

    This is like the folklore where a hamuduruwo advised villagers to give extra juggary to discourage customers from coming back

    SL Sunday, 22 July 2012 09:35 AM

    Elected by Sri Lankans..

    warren Tuesday, 24 July 2012 08:01 AM

    I wanna punch this guy in the face !!

    sampath Monday, 23 July 2012 10:51 AM

    actually the ministers do not need any salary at all, when they earn so much through corrouption. This ministers as actaully accepted it by saying if not increased.
    So can the common man also take the same position Mr.Minister finally showing his true colours- voters please take note

    Lanka Puthra Sunday, 22 July 2012 12:40 PM

    if you pay them US$ 1Mn a month salary , still not enough for them and will steal US$ 2 Mn in the same month

    Anil Sunday, 22 July 2012 12:45 PM

    Absolute stupid statement. To prevent corruption the way is to make sure any one who is found guilty is put behind bars not to ever resurface again. If the head of the state is of this view, it is so easy. Today what is happening is a high profile politician is NEVER locked up.....knowing that they plunder the country !!!

    sugar Sunday, 22 July 2012 12:22 PM

    Peace that Singapore now enjoys did not happen by chance, but by pure effort and deliberate policies.

    These include ensuring equality, meritocracy and setting up institutions like the Presidential Council for Minority Rights and the Presidential Council for Religious Harmony to protect those groups' interests. (News Asia)

    Ling Sunday, 22 July 2012 11:56 AM

    He is Gamini Dissanyake's son but is no way near to his father.Earlier he was offer a deputy minister post but decline now he is a minister which is very obvious a newly created post.Welcome to Sri Lanka.

    Nodrog Sunday, 22 July 2012 10:55 AM

    What they make by way of bribes and commissions is nothing compared to any salary increase they may get.

    Nodrog Sunday, 22 July 2012 10:53 AM

    Investigate the 85m swiss francs deposited in Zurich then we'll discuss about an increase in salary for them.

    Angeline Nona Sunday, 22 July 2012 09:50 AM

    Why Aney, stolen money from mahaveli not enough?

    Ruhunu Kolla Saturday, 21 July 2012 12:42 PM

    Bribery commissioner, give SOME THING to this man, then you will be able to net some very big fish!

    Jagath Leanage Sunday, 22 July 2012 09:03 AM

    That means he accept the fact that is politicians are taking bribes.

    wije Sunday, 22 July 2012 08:53 AM

    Do we really need a cabinet of ministers . when they do nothing compared to late Gamini Dissanyake and Lalilth Athlathmdali
    Present cabinet of ministers is a set of 3rd grade.When the Thai govt . is donating $ 10 billions to the I,M.F. Our ministers are asking for $ 1billion from the I.M.F
    EXPORT OR PERISH Lalith .s motto.
    Who is this Navin anyway and minister Of what ?

    Ranjit Sunday, 22 July 2012 07:50 AM

    To compare our of rule of law with that of Singapore is a joke. We let go murderers from prison and people who has contempt of court conviction with a presidential pardon. See the bio data of Singapore Ministers. Not just brief less lawyers all round like in Sri Lanka.

    Sammy Sunday, 22 July 2012 05:44 AM

    If Navin is comparing the salary of a Singapore Minister with ours, then he should compare everything else like discipline, honesty, fairplay, absence of nepotism & racialism etc. Also, the standard of living of other citizens in the country too should be compared.

    Harry Sunday, 22 July 2012 05:22 AM order to curb ministerial corruption....government should "stop supporting" the corrupted ministers. put them in Jail and hang them.
    Can your government do this ?

    FYI - Singapore will never have ministers like Mervin or Duminda Silva.

    MM Sunday, 22 July 2012 05:28 AM

    Most of MPs can not work as clerck in a office. Most of SLFP minster can not speak in English. Some of them even can not give good speak in Sinhala. How many MPs pass A/L ? Why their salary increase? Just do bully? Cut down number of MPs and minister post same as before 1971. Leader is not educated but he is real fox. How we expect his MPs should educate more than him? We like uneducated people without talent.Hence, they lick the boots on the leader. Leader is too happy.

    Kos Ata Kabraal Sunday, 22 July 2012 05:00 AM

    He is is fathers son. Could you expect anything better from him ?

    DN Sunday, 22 July 2012 03:58 AM

    Why don't you propose same for the govt. servants. Any way satisfied the ministers need need to pay them millions.

    Amila.G Sunday, 22 July 2012 03:20 AM

    what a bright idea. It has to come from a Trinitian .

    Bandara Saturday, 21 July 2012 07:31 AM

    Also the number of Ministers in Singapore government

    Minister Saturday, 21 July 2012 08:11 AM

    Did you all go the Parliament with the promise to stop ministerial corruption provided your salaries are increased? This is the joke of the millenium !!

    Sam Saturday, 21 July 2012 08:10 AM

    Well said Calistus - Our Ministers will remain corrupt no matter how much they get. Corruption has now become rampant, and impossible to root out. At least Navin admits that Ministers are corrupt!

    RajasH Saturday, 21 July 2012 08:05 AM

    what he is admitting is that on average ministers receives USD1million in bribes and corrupt payment.

    Dinesh Saturday, 21 July 2012 07:59 AM

    Country is begging with US and IMF for loans and these idiots wants salary increment....

    Manik Saturday, 21 July 2012 08:05 AM

    Why only ministers increase salaries of all MPs their goons known as secretaries and get the poor idiotic Sri Lankans pay these. Then they will stop taking bribes and commissions !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Vicks Saturday, 21 July 2012 07:43 AM

    Can anyone name a Minsiter in the current cabinet who would be able to get a *real* job for at least half the salary and perks s/he is paid as a Minister?

    saman kumara Saturday, 21 July 2012 07:49 AM

    Let the cat out of the bag!

    Vicks Saturday, 21 July 2012 07:41 AM

    You get what you deserve.. Can you decide all these when you vote?

    nizam zakeer Saturday, 21 July 2012 07:44 AM

    Then what are u going to do to stop corruption in other departments???? Are u going to increase their salaries also?? Or u want to say that only the ministers are corrupted and no one else??? Definitely u will bring Sri Lanka to the same level as Singapore I hope say in two ... three.... Years!!!!!

    John Saturday, 21 July 2012 08:19 AM

    ...certainly not their educational or professional qualifications?!

    Jeyam Saturday, 21 July 2012 07:38 AM

    Ok, then increase the salaries of all the other govt. servants too. They're not any different than the ministers!!! What a sad situation we've come to.

    chris abey Saturday, 21 July 2012 07:23 AM

    It is a norm that they are corrupt.Period.All crooks,thieves,and thugs in the guise of ministers.

    joker Saturday, 21 July 2012 07:25 AM

    What a joke!!!!!!!!!!
    So a Minister accepts that corruption is present. Why not try to stop that????????????????

    PGA Saturday, 21 July 2012 07:24 AM

    Is this an admission that Sri Lankan ministers are corrupt?

    Upali_ Doha Saturday, 21 July 2012 07:15 AM

    This guy is a disgrace even to his father. What kinda stuff is there inside his skull???. Shame on you Navin.......plz get lost for the betterment of the country.

    love srilanka Saturday, 21 July 2012 07:25 AM

    It means all ministers are doing corruptions.

    Dan Saturday, 21 July 2012 07:24 AM

    The big difference is that Sinpagore attracts the brightest and best in to politics and govenment. That is a key reason for the country's increadible success dispite the lack of natural resources. No need to comment what Sri Lanka attracts into politics.

    Hipo Saturday, 21 July 2012 07:09 AM

    Why do we vote for these idiots? They think about them selves only. What about the rest of the country that is less well off?

    NAREN Saturday, 21 July 2012 07:01 AM

    Navin, yesterday the french president & prime minister's salary was reduced. If you need an increament first talk with Bandula goonawardane. he says 7500 is enough....

    FLY Saturday, 21 July 2012 08:54 AM

    you must learn from Bandula how to live by Rs 7500/= .
    why asking higher wages?. if common man can survive why cant you. one more thing, in the rate govrnment ministers earns by corruption salaries should be increased by billions

    Kautilya Saturday, 21 July 2012 11:34 AM

    At last it was publicly announced that the ministers are corrupt

    Yehiya Saturday, 21 July 2012 11:00 AM

    Today no commission for ministers.That is the problem they face. All go to big brother account.

    Em Saturday, 21 July 2012 09:34 AM

    Don't know which part of the world you are coming from.. But ministers are not motivated in salary increment. Majority of parliament members use the political platform to keep their black money businesses alive and steady. their profits way better than this.

    Em Saturday, 21 July 2012 09:31 AM

    Increments are in BILLIONS?? because they make corruptions in that sums.

    Sathis Jayaweera Saturday, 21 July 2012 09:26 AM

    demand! demand !!! by way of doing a strike like other government servant. Why not doing like that

    Prem Saturday, 21 July 2012 09:29 AM

    Who told you to suggest so?

    Rahmathullah Saturday, 21 July 2012 09:28 AM

    He is trying to fish in troubled water.

    Hamdan Saturday, 21 July 2012 08:54 AM


    abilin mama Saturday, 21 July 2012 08:51 AM

    I agree with the Minister . They must get a decent salary. Please increase all politicos salaries and expect end to corruptions an thugarism.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 21 July 2012 07:01 AM

    There is no limit to greed of these politicians: even if their salaries are increased tenfold, they will still get involved in corrupt deals and earn commissions. When the Minister talks of salaries of Ministers in Singapore, he has conveniently forgotten to mention the average salaries of other employees in Singapore.

    Athi Saturday, 21 July 2012 08:44 AM

    Increase the Salary to Fifty Million Rupees per month! That shall be the minimum wage considering the current earnings!!

    CitizenY Saturday, 21 July 2012 08:50 AM

    Surely it should be a an honour to represent your consituency and fight for them.

    To take the post for gain and to find members of your family and friends jobs is not what politics is supposed to be about. but thats what seems to happen.

    Matara malli Saturday, 21 July 2012 08:48 AM

    Please increase Ministers salary by 100% .we are the voters agree with you sir. But then you have to stop corruptions and Thuggery. It is a very good idea.

    wimal Saturday, 21 July 2012 08:40 AM

    The public are the idiots who select such type of rogues who never satisfied about their perks and the extra illegal income they get. They will be never satisfied even they earn in millions.
    But least bothered or concerned about the public who are suffering and undergoing many hardships. I feel Bandulla Gunawardene should conduct classes for these rogues how to live with RS 7500.00 so that they should not ask for any salary increase in future.

    me Saturday, 21 July 2012 08:33 AM

    Increased salaries for police cubs, G.S and all other government servants who do the corruptions as you said, way to stop corruptions

    We who earn from out side of country and remit to Sri Lanka will help to pay all of them

    Also farmers and workers and general public will bare those cost.

    Pulsara Liyanage Saturday, 21 July 2012 08:26 AM

    Is this guy for real? So now corruption is rewarded! We can ask the university dons to follow Navin's example. Maybe that is what they did not do!
    Pulsara Liyanage

    CITIZEN Saturday, 21 July 2012 08:07 AM

    singaporen minister education is also very high compared with our one just Grade 8 . THEY DESERVE TO HAVE IT........

    Deputy Saturday, 21 July 2012 08:21 AM

    Do not think his father is good. He was a crook too. This guy has no brains. That is why he talks rubbish.

    Minister Saturday, 21 July 2012 08:13 AM

    He put the proposal at the correct time, as we read in the news that the final phase of the IMF loan has been released to Sri Lanka!

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