Heated debate ensues as Min. Premadasa points out irregularities; Weerawansa responds

Heated debate ensues as Min. Premadasa points out irregularities; Weerawansa responds

Heated debate ensues as Min. Premadasa points out irregularities; Weerawansa responds

Written by Tharushan Fernando

20 Oct, 2015 | 9:38 pm

A heated debate took place in Parliament over the printing of diaries by the Ministry of Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities, under the previous regime

Minister Sajith Premadasa made the accusation that the correct procedures have not being followed in undertaking this task. He noted that even the printed diaries have not reached the relevant officers and therefor an investigation is underway regarding the matter. An internal and external investigation had been launched into this case.

Wimal Weerawansa, in reply to this, stated:

You speak of the Former Minister.I am the Former Minister and the Financial Crimes Investigations Division is carrying out an inquiry into this matter. If we are at fault, we will be taken into custody.

Min.Sajith in retaliation stated:

I didn’t forward these questions to the MP of the JVP.  I would like to state clearly that I do not engage in such disgraceful politics.

He  added:

One hundred and forty (140) million rupees were taken from institutes connected to the Ministry of Housing and Construction But instead of building houses, instead of providing housing loans and instead of providing subsidies to build houses, what has happened is the printing of diaries and all these acts have taken place, violating the monetary regulations of the government.

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