JO urges local inquiry into Aussie reports
Posted on August 26th, 2016

 Kalathma Jayawardhane Courtesy The Daily Mirror

The joint opposition today requested President Maithripala Sirisena to call for a local investigation regarding the news reports in the Australian media involving the name of President Sirisena over a bribery investigation conducted on a company there.

Addressing a media briefing, joint opposition member MP Wimalaweera Dissanayake said it was not good for the country when the president is being accused of such an act and it was necessary to call for an impartial investigation in to the matter.

The foreign reports claimed the president was involved in a bribery scandal with an Australian company, the Snowy Mountains Engineering Company (SMEC) for the construction of a dam in Sri Lanka in 2009, while he was acting as the Minister of Agriculture,” he added.

Joint opposition member MP Tharaka Balasuriya said they did not believe that the President could be involved in such a scandal. He also said it would be better if a local investigation could be carried out into this matter to clarify these accusations for the country’s sake.

Meanwhile, MP Dissanayake said the Government was carrying out all the ‘Mahinda Chinthanaya’ projects as it was proved by the continuation of the Port City and The Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port projects.

The Government is continuing all the profitable and successful projects commenced by the former government. They are not in terms to appreciate them. Instead, they put the blame on the Rajapaksa’s for the down falls of their Government,” he added.

Joint Opposition member MP Widura Wickramanayake said he would not be surprised even if Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe would have been appointed as the common candidate to the Sri Lanka Freedom party (SLFP) at the next presidential election.

He also said at present the SLFP was accorded with the agendas of the United National Party (UNP). (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

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4 Responses to “JO urges local inquiry into Aussie reports”

  1. Ananda-USA Says:

    Asking Sirisena to investigate himself is like asking the FOX to mind the HEN house!

    Only good for torturing Sirisena to give him a taste of his own bitter medicine, but otherwise is an EXERCISE IN FUTILITY!

  2. Ananda-USA Says:

    BTW, Champika the Chimp was recently quoted saying that the Colombo Megalopolis project would be started SOON!

    I would like to ask: With what money? How can a BANKRUPT Yamapalana Govt build and national infrastructure?

    All the available money has been wasted on giving government employees a Rs. 10,000 monthly raise, USD 2 billion to Arjun Mahendran’s brother-in-law, tax-free luxury private vehicles to govt MP’s, convoys of new luxury government vehicles to govt MP’S and Ministers ad infinitum, ad nauseam. Foreign investors are withdrawing their money from Sri Lanka, and tax receipts are not increasing as projected despite tax increases.

    So, I ask again, from where will the money come for Megalopolis development?

    Only in your wet dreams, Champika!

  3. S.Gonsal Says:

    ““The foreign reports claimed the president was involved in a bribery scandal with an Australian company, the Snowy Mountains Engineering Company (SMEC) for the construction of a dam in Sri Lanka in 2009, while he was acting as the Minister of Agriculture,” he added.”

    The whole statement is wrong.

    1. SMEC is not a construction company. SMEC never tendered for the construction of ANY dam anywhere in the world. I am working for SMEC.

    2. SMEC has denied paying ANY money. Police are investigating whether that is true. All SMEC has admitted was Sri Lankan president/his officials asked for money,( but they did not give !).

    3. According to law in any country asking money to approve a tender is corruption too. What has happened was SMEC tendered for the “consultancy services” for raising of Iranamadu Dam to increase its capacity to give additional water to Jaffna Kilinochchi Water Treatment Plant to supply clean water to Tamils.

  4. plumblossom Says:

    Apart from highly commending those who are taking legal action against the treacherous CBK (Chaura Rejina) regarding the defamatory and utter lies she keeps repeating to defame her rivals, legal action should be taken against her for stating that she will definitely devolve more powers to provincial Councils within the new constitution. Does this evil woman CBK think she owns Sri Lanka and that she is the one who is going to draw up the new constitution of Sri Lanka (according to the wishes of the imperialistic US, UK, EU, Canada, Norway, Sweden, India, the racist TNA and the separatist terrorists)? The constitution of Sri Lanka should satisfy first and foremost the majority of people of this island i.e. the Sinhala people and the Sinhala people firstly do not want to draw up a new constitution nor do they want any more powers whatsoever be provided to the provincial councils.

    Someone has to go to the supreme court and take action against treacherous CBK for suggesting that she will definitely devolve more powers to provincial councils within the yet to be drawn up constitution since this means the treacherous Ranil, Sirisena, CBK and Mangala have already drawn up a constitution to satisfy the imperialistic US, UK, EU, Canada, Norway, Sweden, India, the racist TNA and the separatist terrorists which is illegal.

    Beyond this, this yahapalanaya government, CBK, Sirisena, the JVP, the JHU, Sarath Fonseka and the like are extremely corrupt and are enjoying perks. Rajitha using nine large industrial scale fishing trawlers has made large amounts of money while he was fisheries minister when he should have been improving the state fisheries cooperation not making large amounts of money for himself. P. Harrison has taken a 800 lakhs bribe in a deal selling at a very low price excess rice as chicken feed to India. Yahapalanaya government, CBK, Sirisena, the JVP, the JHU, Sarath Fonseka and the like are extremely corrupt and are enjoying perks such as Pajeros, official vehicles, official residences, Rs.200 lakhs loans, doing deals such as renting buildings for example to house the agricultural ministry at very high rents, two bond scams, paying supporters very high salaries and hiring them as ‘consultants’ who are not really consultants such as at the RDA, the rice mafia of Sirisena brother making massive amounts of money at the expense of poor rice farmers, the coal deals of Champika making yet more massive amounts of money, karunka and copper being imported by UNP ministers without paying any taxes, Pajeros and other vehicles being imported by Ranil and Sirisena without paying any taxes in order to bribe MPs, all these corrupt deals are being done and the country is being betrayed in this way by collecting the required two thirds majority in parliament to ensure that treacherous acts such as the missing persons act are approved by parliament.

    All the while valuable infrastructure that should be marketed all over the world such as the Mattala Airport was used for storing rice rather than enticing airlines all over the world to use this airport or at least divert half the airplanes which use Katunayake to Mattala, especially tourist planes.

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