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Maldives’ road: Report on frauds exposed soon - Ranil

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament he would submit a report to the House on the alleged fraudulent matters pertaining to the assistance given by the Sri Lankan Government to the Maldives to construct a road in that country.
 
Mr. Wickremesinghe who responded to an oral question raised by JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake in the House said a sum of Rs 1.07 Billion was the cost for the construction of the road while the contractor had been selected following the direct contact method without calling for tenders.

Mr. Dissanayake who responded questioned as to how a contractor was selected without calling for tenders.
The Prime Minister who responded said Maldives was considered a part of Sri Lanka and same practices may have been followed in both countries in this situation.

Mr. Dissanayake alleged that metal had been transported to the Maldives violating the environment laws. Mr. Wickremasinghe who responded said transporting metal violating laws was nothing compared to the amount of money taken out of the country violating currency laws. However, he assured that a report would be submitted to the House on the matter soon. (Yohan Perera and Kelum Bandara)
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  • Hassan Wednesday, 04 March 2015 08:45 PM

    Current regime of Maldives is by far the most openly corrupt of all the 4 to 5 administrations most of us locals have witnessed.

    iemerald Thursday, 05 March 2015 10:06 AM

    HOW SOON IS SOON OR RATHER HOW LONG ID SOON.THIS IS A FAVOURITE OF ALL SRI LANKAN POLITICIANS "WILL BE REVEALED SOON" BUT SOON NEVER SWWM TO MATERIALIZE. pATALI SAYS IT RANIL SAYS IT EVERY BLOODY POLITICIAN SAYS IT.

    Lakshman De Silva Friday, 06 March 2015 09:33 AM

    Is it not appropriate that corruption that occured in billions of USD including those paid as commission during the post 1977 UNP regime and Premadasa regime?After the Assasination of President Premadasa 500 millioin of cash was found at his residence by Wijetunga goverment.Double standard by the UNP

    Jude Wednesday, 04 March 2015 10:24 PM

    linda laga sangamaya wage

    Sujee Thursday, 05 March 2015 11:03 AM

    Stop these media circus, and go and get real work done!!! We want to see the new PM is actually doing any real WORK!!!!

    dailyp Wednesday, 04 March 2015 11:29 PM

    cmt kiyawalama mahansi athine bomudha kothamalli

    Cheers Thursday, 05 March 2015 12:44 AM

    Such an unproductive prime minister only talk now Jvp controls him with the Buddhist monks

    simon Thursday, 05 March 2015 04:39 AM

    He has been a failure as a opposition leader for the last 10 years which caused the damages to the country.

    Prem Nath Thursday, 05 March 2015 06:54 PM

    R.W. has been in hibernation for too long to know what should be spoken aloud and what should be done diplomatically.

    dulan Thursday, 05 March 2015 07:09 AM

    You kiss my back I will kiss yours. This must end with some results

    Shawn Thursday, 05 March 2015 02:56 PM

    Mr Ranil, Maldives has always been an independent country. I think you should apologise to Maldivian people


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