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Rs.160mn for 85 Hakeem coordinators at NWSDB: COPE

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The Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) revealed yesterday that a staggering Rs.160 million had been paid as salaries to 85 employees of the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) who were recruited as ministerial coordinating officers of Subject Minister Rauff Hakeem since 2015.

It was revealed at the COPE session held yesterday that 35 out of 85 coordinating officers continue to savour a monthly remuneration of Rs.250,000 including a fuel allowance.

COPE Chairman Sunil Handunnetti ordered NWSDB officials to submit a comprehensive report on the said coordinating officers in order to determine their roles. “I called for a report on this issue during an earlier instance too, but to no avail,” he said. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • Kasunsiri Gunartane Friday, 23 August 2019 10:57 AM

    Arrest him for wasting public monies

    perera Friday, 23 August 2019 11:40 AM

    This is the yahapalanaya version of alibaba and forty thieves ! headed by RW followed by RK, RH, AM,.......... your days are numbered people will send all of you for retirement soon !

    Samson Friday, 23 August 2019 11:55 AM

    What a waste of public funds. Were these people the employable type?

    Gihan Friday, 23 August 2019 12:10 PM

    No wonder the country is in debt! Minister Hakeem needs to explain himself!

    Nishan Friday, 23 August 2019 12:13 PM

    Who are these 35 individuals? Friends and family?

    Saranga Friday, 23 August 2019 12:46 PM

    Day light robbery Go to hell entire 225 No matter who comes to power from these three party's tax payers $$ will take for granted

    Roshanaly Friday, 23 August 2019 01:55 PM

    No wonder they always increase the water rate.


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