The Nugegoda District Judge today issued summons on 18 former MPs who had not paid rent and settled electricity and water bills at the MPs’ quarters in Madiwela.
Following action filed by the Attorney General, District Judge Namal Bandara Balalle issued summons on the former MPs who had not settled their dues from December 2001 to February 2004. The AG had sued the MPs individually and sought orders from court to recover the dues.
Accordingly the court issued summons on former MPs Ven. Baddegama Samitha Thero, Mahipala Herath, D. M. Bandaranayake, Rasa Kuganeshwaran, Sanjeewa Bandara Kaviratne, Siri Andrahannadi, Suresh Sathasiwam, Chandana Kattriarachchi, Thilina Bandara Tennakone, Pathirage Don Abeyratne, Mohamed Abdul Maharoof, Mahideen Bawa Abdul Aziz, Upali Samaraweera, Justin Galappaththi, Lucky Jayawardena, Thambi Mohamed, Mohamed Abdul Mohamed Maharoof and Gnana Muttu Krishnapille.
The court issued summons returnable on July 16. State Counsel Sumedha Jayaweera Bandara appeared for the AG. (Patrick Marcus)
As 'servants' of the people they think they're entitled to everything free.
IBNUABOO Saturday, 22 June 2013 03:48 PM
there must be any mysterious for this sudden unpresedented action against these former parliamentarians
s.m.Hafeel Saturday, 22 June 2013 03:48 PM
Can you call these men 'servants of the people' ?
dickie bird Saturday, 22 June 2013 03:26 PM
Let the AG get at the present KEWATTAYAS.
dennis junkeer Saturday, 22 June 2013 08:48 AM
okkoma unge kiya hitenawa. ratath ungewenna athi.
fazli Saturday, 22 June 2013 08:37 AM
why not have a check on the present MPs also. Or will you wait till they too become 'former MP's'
Tom Cruse Jr Saturday, 22 June 2013 08:33 AM
AG Another page boy........Like the Army commander.....yes Sir yes Sir 3 bags full..........A wonder of the world.
Sammy Saturday, 22 June 2013 07:56 AM
There would be some more, even amongst current ones.
Nithya. Saturday, 22 June 2013 07:43 AM
Recover the amounts from their pensions.
CROW Saturday, 22 June 2013 07:28 AM
THEY CAN SUBMIT MEDICAL CERTIFICATES OF " SELECTIVE AMNESIA"
Minister Saturday, 22 June 2013 07:23 AM
Ooh. Only Ex's? What about the current's? Are they paying the exact bill?
chams Saturday, 22 June 2013 07:15 AM
I thought AG's duty is discharging the ones to be convicted only?
Ling Saturday, 22 June 2013 05:51 AM
Maybe they suffered from Duminda syndrome, "Sorry, I cannot remember".
Amila. G Saturday, 22 June 2013 05:38 AM
This the difference between when in power and not in power.
Naz Saturday, 22 June 2013 05:25 AM
What about rest of ministers.Okama horu..
Nodrog Saturday, 22 June 2013 05:11 AM
This is selective implementation of the law. Bigger crimes of squandering and wastage go unpunished.
Ratavasiya Friday, 21 June 2013 06:25 PM
Why sudden implementation of the law, probably to deceive the public as the elections are round the corner!
meenavn Saturday, 22 June 2013 03:33 AM
Out of 18 MPs hpw many of them are alive....?
janman Saturday, 22 June 2013 03:27 AM
Now it is 2013.Where were we these 9 years.What a country.
Tom Cruse Jr Saturday, 22 June 2013 03:16 AM
Okkoma Kamba horu.......ada parlimentuwe inna prasidda amathi laksha 20 bila, we paying high electricity bills for these worms.
Crow Saturday, 22 June 2013 03:06 AM
Please check Presents MPs Bill.
Fair N Square Saturday, 22 June 2013 02:54 AM
Are these MP considered outsiders? or have they ruffled the feathers of the ruling party...? No matter what, they all need to be stripped of their perks and made to pay the charges ANY citizen would pay. NO concessions what so ever.
Fair N Square Saturday, 22 June 2013 02:50 AM
Interestingly the pack is led by a THERO... So this is how one can live within SLR 7500.00 as per Bandula Gunawarda..
Oh I also see Mahipala Herath.. how interesting to note these are the " Peoples Representatives" I
Prof Wickramatillake Saturday, 22 June 2013 02:01 AM
How about the present guys?
Premalal Saturday, 22 June 2013 01:46 AM
Free loaders all the way.
Cobra Saturday, 22 June 2013 01:17 AM
So the AG waits till they become ex MP's to sue them for non payments of rent etc!!!
MagodisThuma Saturday, 22 June 2013 01:14 AM
What about the electricity bills of ministers ?
Ranjo Friday, 21 June 2013 11:56 PM
Do MPs settle bills anywhere in Sri Lanka?
Namal Baby Friday, 21 June 2013 06:57 PM
that list reflects the ethnic diversity of sri lanka..
HK Friday, 21 June 2013 06:48 PM
There too busy no time to pay...
zara Saturday, 22 June 2013 12:00 AM
kamba horu via DM Android App
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