Questions asked about “additional benefits for some prisoners’

Questions asked about “additional benefits for some prisoners’

Written by Staff Writer

17 Aug, 2016 | 8:54 pm

At the cabinet press briefing held on Wednesday, August 17 the maxim  All prisoners are human beings, so why do some prisoners have additional benefits than the others  – was questioned with regard to Namal Rajapaksa.

Co-Cabinet Spokesperson Mini. Dr. Rajitha Senaratne stated that they cannot say no, since he is the son of President.

Questions were raised as to whether the draft to establish an office on missing persons was passed in the parliament urgently because of a visit that the UN Secretary General is to undertake in the future.

In reply,  he noted that they struggle due to the people who enforced the disapearances are present, since they are the ones who gave the orders.

Information regarding the misappropriation of funds connected to a hotel complex to be constructed in Hambantota was brought to light at the media briefing.

Minister Rajitha noted:

Rs. 315m of government funds has been spent on the Grand Hyatt Hotel constructed in Hambantota, but there is is no construction.

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