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Several DMT staffers engaged in illegal activities on annual transfer list: Minister Amunugama

18 December 2020 03:18 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


While clarifying the number of staff members to be transferred from the Motor Traffic Department (DMT) due to various illegal activities, Transport State Minister Dilum Amunugama said several employees were added to the annual transfer list.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, the state minister said the media reports on transferring more than 600 staffers were not true.
“Altogether, there are nearly 600 employees, the number includes staff members from all DMT branches across the country. If the transfers meant for all, they all will get into the punishment transfer list. That is not fair,” he said.
However, one leading media institution had misquoted the figure after having spoken to the DMT Commissioner-General.
There is no truth behind that, he said. Minister Amunugama said several employees who had links with various nefarious activities, such as soliciting bribes were the prime causes for the staffers being transferred from DMT offices around the country.
Those staff members had been monitored and spoken to about their illegal act for a year, Minister Amunugama said.
He said the transfers will focus on the employees who have been posted in one particular DMT office for a longer period, as well as those who had engaged in various nefarious activities.
The transfers will be made parallel to their annual transfer procedures and no exact date has been mentioned. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 9

  • Era Friday, 18 December 2020 03:32 PM

    Why transfer, have an inquiry and terminate them.

    Basil Mark Friday, 18 December 2020 04:28 PM

    Good move as those who solicit bribes unleash unqualified drivers on the road.This leads to higher number of deaths.

    BigEars Friday, 18 December 2020 04:31 PM

    If the are involved in nefarious activities, fire them, not transfer them.

    ACA Friday, 18 December 2020 04:50 PM

    If they were engaged in illegal activities such as taking bribes. They should be sacked from service not transferring. It is a joke. How can such people carrying out good services in other departments?

    Licence holder Friday, 18 December 2020 05:08 PM

    Why several employees? Every body from to bottom are corrupted. Even those retired are in the racket. They go to office as usual, hang around the office and do business for them as well for those inside. If there are KKSs coming to office in brand new cars, you can think of the rest. Visits by the President is not going to help. If thse Govt. cannot feed the poorest of the poor, it should at least eradicate bribery and corruption in the public service, best place to start is the DMT.

    Mohan Friday, 18 December 2020 08:03 PM

    Send them to passport office or better parliament

    Rene Friday, 18 December 2020 08:19 PM

    Some of them, that's the best joke

    Dee Friday, 18 December 2020 08:40 PM

    Spreading the wings to facilitate their 'illegal activities'. Well done. Why only limit to one unit? Tis the season for giving!

    sLankan Friday, 18 December 2020 09:03 PM

    What the king's do the masses do. Corruption is from top to bottom includes politicians

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