Anti Corruption Front to take legal action over coal scam

Anti Corruption Front to take legal action over coal scam

Anti Corruption Front to take legal action over coal scam

Written by Staff Writer

11 Jul, 2016 | 9:00 pm

The Anti Corruption Front states that they will initiate legal action if the government does not take necessary punitive action against those responsible for the controversial coal scam.

A meeting was held between the Minister of Power and Renewable Energy and the Anti Corruption Front on the future course of action regarding the controversial coal scam..

Executive Director of CAFFE, Keerthi Tennakoon stated that the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy is yet to respond to issues highlighted on the Auditor General’s report.

The court had given a direction to the authorities on what should be done, therefore the ministry and the CEB should take necessary steps in this regard. Else as civil society organisations we will have to initiate legal action, he said.

Issuing a media release regarding the discussion, the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy stated that the subject minister would be making a statement in this regard before parliament in the coming days…

Over the weekend, News1st revealed details how the country suffered losses to the tune of  Rs.1.2 billion through a coal procurement deal in 2015. Through this report we pointed out that the officials involved in this deal had mislead the entire cabinet of ministers when reaching a decision on this deal.

 

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