OPEN LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF SRILANKA
Posted on January 13th, 2016

Kanthar Balanathan

DipEE(UK), GradCert(RelEng-Monash),DipBus&Adm(Finance-Massey), C.Eng., MIEE,  MIE(Aus) CPEng, (Retired)

Former Director of Power Engineering Solutions Pty Ltd, Consulting Electrical Engineers

 

12th January 2016

Right Hon Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe MP

Prime Minister of SriLanka

No. 117, 5th Lane
Colombo 03,

SRILANKA

Dear Prime Minister,

It has become necessary to write to our PM to unravel important information on fraudulent practices within the Northern Provincial Council. GOSL is involved in having conferences/workshops on economic development based on four key areas to provide quality life to the people of Sri Lanka. However, our Tamil politicians are not interested in developing the province they are responsible for, but plan, scheme for more powers so that they can rip the country to full scale. GOSL allocates financial provision (budget) for NPC’s expenditure to look after the Tamil people of the North, however, the politicians are only interested in fraudulent practices and ignore the people. The people of the North keep complaining to the UN and media that GOSL does not look after them. Sir, it is not the truth. GOSL provides funds, but the NPC politicians keep misappropriating the funds.

Sir, I would like to refer you to an article written in Tamil, (you could get it translated). I give you the contents please. Ref: http://www.newjaffna.co/moreartical.php?newsid=41534&cat=nnews&sel=current&subcat=16#sthash.PUsFYe9w.dpuf

Of the allocated Rs 600 million to NPC only 10% was expended and 90% was not spent till December 2015. Dr. Sathiyalingham who is the Health Minister, with no experience in politics, management, or administration, ordered his Secretary to Spend Rs 5.47 million within 30 days.  The Secretary was ordered to sign cheques and hand over to him. Mr. Thiruvakaran, being a permanent government servant of the SL Administrative Service, refused to sign the cheques. Mr. Thiruvakaran complained to the CM, stating that the funds allocated are for the welfare and progress of the people. Chief Minister, on the contrary has ordered him to sign the cheques, and that if any issues crop up he will look after the issues.

Mr. Thiruvakaran suffered a heart attack as a result of this chaotic environment, states health circles. It is believed that the money may have been directed towards private coffer(s).

This is not the first case. Sathiyalingham was involved in a hospital food supply fraud in March 2014.

Sir, while GOSL is engaged in economic reforms, the NPC is siphoning funds into their coffer. It is an appeal that your government should appoint a commission to address the budget and expenditure and check the assets of every politician in the North please. It is a surprise that the Governor of the NPC is not aware of these misappropriations.

The fun part is, Sir that these people are still complaining about GOSL, with lack of knowledge in their incompetency.

Sir, please believe, these people are not patriotic, but cling onto a mythical Tamil Eelam” and rights.

If they were patriotic to the country and love their people of the Northern Province, then they should have developed the underdeveloped areas of the North.

I can vouch that these NPC people may not have visited Waligamam West any time within the period. May be, they do not know where Waligamam West is.

Being an administrator and the PM of good governance, please take immediate steps to investigate this fraud please.

I Remain,

Yours Obediently

 

Kanthar Balanathan

Cc: His Excellency the President Mr. Maithripala Sirisena

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