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President Mahinda Rajapaksa called on the people to be vigilant in respect of development activities as it was difficult to contain corruption and malpractice in those activities despite efforts made by the government.

Addressing a group of journalists at President’s House in Kandy on Saturday the President recalled the people’s committees that were functioning when he was a young Parliamentarian and said members of those committees were vigilant on local development activities.

He regretted that people today were not so serious and were concerned about corruption and malpractices taking place in local development activities as members of the people’s committee did in the past. (JAL Jayasinghe)

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  • Kiris Baba Amaray Sunday, 12 August 2012 05:37 PM

    Mr. President, building bridges and making carpet roads are not merely developments, it is not atall developments as you get loans on higher interest rates and our Children and grand-children will have to pay-off these loans. Please don't bluff.

    lioen Jayatunge Tuesday, 14 August 2012 05:19 AM

    Yoy say, we listen. We know the truth. Ha! Ha!

    Helaya Tuesday, 14 August 2012 03:39 AM

    Excellent! You are 100% right.

    pathi Monday, 13 August 2012 04:12 PM

    lot of people commenting...but unable to tell one thing......" first u must stop ur correption then others automatically currect themself

    Amila Monday, 13 August 2012 02:45 PM

    U have failed to deliver when we had the golden moment soon after the war with all the money we saved ! U wasted so much on mega billion projects and could not identify the goons and the crooks surrounded in your own regime !

    Dalu Banda Monday, 13 August 2012 10:26 AM

    Yeas, watch around, every where is smelling, the people`s committee want work

    Nadeesha Monday, 13 August 2012 05:54 AM

    Janatha committees were not set up at that time !

    AllAngle Monday, 13 August 2012 05:00 AM

    Sir, we hope you know behind whom the corrupted people are hiding or getting sheltered.

    simple mind Monday, 13 August 2012 04:29 AM

    What about helping Hambantota.

    mendis Sunday, 12 August 2012 06:34 PM

    Sir, people are still serious but how do they catch your ministers and other big guns?

    weha Sunday, 12 August 2012 05:54 PM

    Ha ha what a joke. now he is asking us to do that also.
    What else can we do other watch and wait while they rob? not like we have faith about the law right ?

    Amarathunga Chandika Sunday, 12 August 2012 05:51 PM

    Mahinda only one thing you did, yes - you stopped the war, that's great. But after the war, masses are suffering and staving due to the sky rocketing prices of day to day essential foodstuffs. Is this is called the development programme of UPFA?

    Bikechain Bubbleband Sunday, 12 August 2012 05:40 PM

    Are you joking MR ? What you mean about developments. First of all try to bring down the Cost of Living and make sure all the Citizens of SriLanka are fully fed first. Later we will think about the developments OK.

    dasa1 Sunday, 12 August 2012 03:49 PM

    you preach but never practice !
    we are robbed !

    Godagampala Rohana Sunday, 12 August 2012 05:35 PM

    Yes Sir, people are much concerned about the dirty & nasty Malpractices committed by the UPFA members and the curruption. All these things will cover up your developments.

    i luv my country Sunday, 12 August 2012 05:30 PM

    as u ended the war...now the development is taking place well in all over the country..i think we have to build housing scheme in north east for those ppl who were affected(lost there homes & income)eventhought the TNA is just playing dirty politics to sexure there seats (by brainwashing innocent tamils)...all the best and we will always support you sir..very soon srilanka will become like singapore...thats my wish as a real srilankan who love this country...

    Jawfer Sunday, 12 August 2012 05:37 PM

    Mr.President we made many complains but no positive response, You know how many complains public made to the bribery commission .

    Knowingly you are appointing these corrupt politicians for local bodies and cabinet as well,

    A S Gunaratne Sunday, 12 August 2012 05:11 PM

    Open and visible corruption and abuse of power at highest political levels and offenders being unpunished for most glaring malpractices [ see who has been punished for contaminated fuel incidents in recent past ?] are things the government ignore. What can the general public/people committees can do where the government fail and put a blind eye ? Today people are not serious about corruption because they are helpless in a society where even the Rule of Law is corrupted.[what prevents the minister who threatened a judge and influenced JSC being arrested for investigation like a village thief.]

    Jagath Leanage Sunday, 12 August 2012 04:25 PM

    That means, Maha Raja allowing corruptions ?

    Muhandiram Sunday, 12 August 2012 04:14 PM

    It is difficult to contain corruption and malpractices because these are all done by the top guys and company.

    pol atha Sunday, 12 August 2012 04:28 PM

    Sir no education, no money, dont give to nomination for anyone to election.

    CHANDRAPALA Sunday, 12 August 2012 04:24 PM

    Sir, you are remembering the good old days during which period there were no corruption and malpractices unlike today. People including you and other parliamentarians at that time were enjoyed their Democratic rights. All committees you have appointed(including COPE) to address this issue have failed. The root course for this is Executive Presidency System. You could change this by abolishing this system or by restoring the 17th amendment.

    Dadoriya Sunday, 12 August 2012 04:04 PM

    Ah, so he does not know of the corruption in this miracle land. Ha Ha!

    Nodrog Sunday, 12 August 2012 03:52 PM

    Maybe you should tell that to your Ministers....they are the ones involved in big-time corruption and commissions etc..

    Aiyo salli Sunday, 12 August 2012 03:43 PM

    What efforts were made by the government to contain corruption? Give us at least couple of examples please!


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