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JVP Provincial Councillor Sunil Watagala said today that the walking path at Mabola, Wattala must be reconstructed at Minister John Amaratunga’s expense instead of using public funds for the purpose.

He said the Urban Development Authority (UDA) had begun the reconstruction of the walking path and claimed that this was unacceptable because the path was not removed by the UDA.

“The reconstruction of the walking path should be carried out by the minister or others who are responsible for removing it. Rs. 80 million had been used to construct the road by the Government. These are public funds.  People shouldn’t pay another Rs. 80 million through the UDA so that the miscreants may get away with their wrongdoings,” he told journalists outside the Human Rights Commission (HRC).

Mr. Watagala, accompanied by the Evergreen Environmental and Welfare Association members lodged a complaint with the HRC against the minister, the Land Reclamation & Development Corporation Chairman and Wattala Police OIC in connection with the removal of the walking path. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

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  • Sharon Tuesday, 05 April 2016 03:28 PM

    Yaaa... He will do it as per your request..

    citizen Tuesday, 05 April 2016 03:28 PM

    Yes very true.Then the Minister need not be sent to jail. via DM Android App

    Mary Tuesday, 05 April 2016 03:30 PM

    I totally agree with the JVP. Why should public money be spent for something that john amaratunga did? These useless old ministers must be sent on retirement as they do not add any value to the public. One can't even understand what he talks.

    Deen Tuesday, 05 April 2016 04:07 PM

    Excellent opportunity to show the People of this country to give an indication that the so called "Yahapalanaya" is not totally dead.

    MP Tuesday, 05 April 2016 04:12 PM

    This is a different way or corruption and misuse of state funds by the ministers concerned.( now by the present gov.) They knew before removing the existing path. if it was illegal they should go to courts. hope the PM will take it up.

    Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 05 April 2016 04:16 PM

    Sound suggestion but I doubt RW will budge an inch. Despite the big demand the CB Governer is still thriving; remember.

    Leo Tuesday, 05 April 2016 04:20 PM

    Great. This is the burning issue in present times. via DM Android App

    ranmala Wednesday, 06 April 2016 09:36 AM

    John is always a problem. Don't know what he is doing. Send him on compulsory retirement

    suresh Wednesday, 06 April 2016 11:46 AM

    Yeah, the JVP should also pay for reconstructing the country destroyed by them in various revolutionary attacks. In fact they were the first to even attack the 'Dalada Maligawa'. The JVP apart from ruining the youth of this country had also destroyed so many state properties in the 87-89 period. They are ready to pay for all that.

    Bala Wednesday, 06 April 2016 11:49 AM

    How about the JVP replacing or paying for the damage to public property and people during 1988-89?

    Sam Wednesday, 06 April 2016 11:54 AM

    Is it cost 80M's to re-do it?


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