President Maithripala Sirisena finally admitted that the Tender procedures in Sri Lanka  are  in deep corruption
Posted on December 10th, 2016

Sri Lanka News

President Maithripala Sirisena  who, decades ago, had benefited himself from the very same corrupted tender procedure , and instrumental in award of an international loan to his own brother  for upgrade of rice milling facilities at Polonnaruwa,  finally accepted that the Sri Lankan tender procedure has been prone to massive corruption.

President further said yesterday if a few of the prominent State institutions could overcome corruption and large-scale frauds and send that revenue to the Treasury, the country’s budget deficit could be bridged.

The President made this remark addressing the Anti-Corruption Summit held at Hotel Taj Samudra in Colombo.
He said, the country’s tender process is still over 50 per cent corrupt and its responsibility has to be borne by those……officials holding top positions in the government.

The President also stated that Tender Boards and Technical Evaluation Committees (TEC) tend to provide undue advantages to their friends in a tender process.

“This is not a secret anymore. When it is claimed that a procurement process is not structured, they suggest that it should be subjected to a tender process. However, some of those officials holding top positions in the State invariably intervene and award those tenders to their friends etc,” said President Sirisena.

He stated that it was wrong for Ministers to get embroiled in any tender process but that is exactly what some of them do.
He deplored the fact that certain heads of State institutions have come to the stage of not taking responsibility anymore for administrative issues in their institutions.

“When something is going to be done, some of those heads say that they cannot take responsibility for such decisions. They are fearful of being summoned to the FCID. But, in my view if those heads can take correct decisions according to their conscience then they do not have to be concerned about having to go before the FCID.”

He added that in one way he was pleased to see certain heads of such institutions being fearful of being to the FCID.
He noted that the onus was now on State officials to perform their duties in the correct and accepted manner.

8 Responses to “President Maithripala Sirisena finally admitted that the Tender procedures in Sri Lanka  are  in deep corruption”

  1. Christie Says:

    Pot calling the kettle black.

  2. Lorenzo Says:


    FCID checks everything EXCEPT CORRUPTION!

    Where is FCID in the BOND FRAUD?

  3. plumblossom Says:

    It is best to counter the wide ranging privatization of state assets programme of the UNP which envisages privatising even healthcare, water, electricity etc., to ensure that the rice farmer is empowered and not destroyed as this yahapalanaya government is doing and to ensure that 2600 years of rice farming is not destroyed, to ensure that other crop growers get a fair deal for their produce, to encourage local industries and companies by taxing imports, to create and empower and rehabilitate local industries like the Valachchanai paper plant, Puttlam, and KKS cement factories, Kanthale and Pelawatta sugar factories, to build new tyre producing factories, to build new fish tin canning factories, to build new fruit juice, jam producing factories, to create a more efficient food storage and transport to market system including proper storage and refrigeration of vegetables, fruits etc., to encourage local companies by taxing imports, to encourage school leavers to take up vocational training programmes and to create a vocational training to youth employment creation programme where youth are helped to start up their own SMEs, to change our diet from a wheat based diet to a rice based diet, to encourage farmers to produce our own milk by encouraging the dairy industry and to build factories to produce our own powdered milk etc.

  4. plumblossom Says:

    Dr.Garvin Karunaratne Sir,

    Your articles are very inspiring and totally accurate. I agree that we need to produce our own food and create a more efficient system to convey perishable food items from farm to market. I also agree that with so much vegetables and fruit, we need some plants to produce our own fruit juice and jams. We need the Palewatte and Kanthale sugar factories to produce our own sugar. We need to reinstate the KKS, Puttlam cement factories and the Valachchanei paper factory.

    We need to reinstate a tyre producing factory. We also need a number of fish tin canning factories. We need to convert from a wheat based diet to a rice and kurakkan based diet. We need to encourage our own industries and entrepreneurs by taxing imports. We need to reinstate the handloom industry.

    We need more vocational training colleges and most importantly a comprehensive vocationally trained youth to employment programme where the youth are helped start their own SMEs and helped until they succeed.

    We need to vastly improve our dairy industry by importing milk cows and ensuring that we produce all the required milk we need. We need to build our own milk power producing factories. We also need to expand massively Sathosa and the cooperative system islandwide.

    We also need a number of organic/ inorganic fertilizer producing factories.

    If we do all this by taxing imports and encouraging local farmers, vocationally trained youth to employment programme by encouraging youth to start SMEs, local industries we will be able to reduce spending our foreign exchange, create massive employment opportunities, reduce massively cost of food and develop our country further.

  5. plumblossom Says:

    This UNP is trying to privatise state enterprises suggesting that they are loss making. I would like to point out to this treacherous UNP Government that they have no right to privatise any state enterprises since they belong to the people of Sri Lanka in general and is not their private property to privatise as they wish. If state enterprises are loss making, appoint a good management team to manage the state enterprise properly. This treacherous UNP Government is privatising state enterprises citing loss making as an excuse since they are also privatising even profit making state enterprises. Actually this UNP Government is selling all state enterprises to their friends in high places and to companies of those foreign powers who helped them come to power monetarily and via totally false propaganda during their election campaign and this is their pay back.

    We would warn any buyer of any state enterprises being privatised by this treacherous UNP Government that as soon as a a new Government comes to power, all these selling of state enterprises will be considered null and void and anyone who buys up any of these state enterprises will have to bear the loss of buying any state enterprise. Therefore we urge all potential buyers not to buy any state enterprise since as soon as a new Government comes to power, all such selling of state enterprises will be considered null and void and they will only end up making a loss.

  6. drjagathv Says:

    Is there any truth in this ? Is it just speculation? Can this be true? Can’t believe this! හවුල් ආණ්ඩුව අවසන් කොට එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂ ආණ්ඩුවක් බිහිකිරීමේ සාකච්චා අවසන් අදියරට පැමිණ තිබෙනවා. ඒ අනුව ඒ.ජා.පය සමග එක්වීමට නියමිත ශ්‍රී.ල.නි.ප මන්ත්‍රීවරු 11 දෙනෙකුගේ නම් ද හෙළිදරව් වී තිබෙනවා. ඒ අතර සිටින ආණ්ඩුව නියෝජනය කරන ශ්‍රී.ල.නි.ප ඇමතිවරුන් හා මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් වන්නේ,
    1. දුමින්ද දිසානායක
    2.විජිත් විජයමුණි සොයිසා
    3. මහින්ද සමරසිංහ
    4. ලක්ෂ්මන් සෙනෙවිරත්න
    5.මලිත් ජයතිලක
    6.සුදර්ශනී ප්‍රනාන්දුපුල්ලේ
    7.සරත් අමුණුගම
    8. ඒ.එච්.එම්. ෆවුසි
    9.මනූෂ නානායක්කාර යන පිරිසයි.
    මෙම සාකච්ඡා රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ හා මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන ජනාධිපතිවරයාට සමීප අමාත්‍යවරුන් හතර දෙනෙකු විසින් පෞද්ගලිකවම සිදුකරමින් සිටින බව MR NEWS වෙත වාර්ථා විය. ඉහත දැක්වූ යහපාලන ආණ්ඩුව නියෝජනය කරන ශ්‍රීලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂ අමාත්‍යවරුන්ට අමතරව ශ්‍රී.ල.නි.ප යෙන් මැතිවරණය සදහා තරග කොට පාර්ලිමේන්තු පැමිණ, දැනට ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂය නියෝජනය කරන, දේශපාලන හේතුන් මත මිනී මැරුම් චෝදනා එල්ල කර ඇති රත්නපුර දිස්ත්‍රික් මන්ත්‍රීවරයෙකුට සහ මෛත්‍රීපාල ජනාධිපතිවරයාගේ දිස්ත්‍රික්කයම නියෝජනය කරන, ජනාධිපතිවරයාගේ සමීපතම මිතුරෙකු ලෙස සැලකෙන මන්ත්‍රී වරයෙකුටද මෙම ආණ්ඩුවට එක්වන ලෙස දැඩි බලපෑම් එල්ල වී ඇත.
    R. සම්බන්දන් ගේ ද්‍රවිඩ ජාතික සන්ධානයේ සහයද අවශ්‍ය මොහොතකදී ලබාදීමට ඔවුන් එකගතාවය පල කොට ඇති බව දැනගන්නට ලැබී ඇති අතර කෙසේ වෙතත් මෙම කුමන්ත්‍රණය සදහා සුසිල් ප්‍රේමජයන්ත, අනුර ප්‍රියදර්ශන යාපා, එස්.බී. දිසානායක සහ ඩිලාන් පෙරේරා යන මන්ත්‍රීවරුන්ට කිසි ලෙසකින්වත් දැනගැනීමට ඉඩ නොතබන ලෙස ජනාධිපතිවරයා දැනුම් දී ඇති බවද වාර්තා වේ.
    එමෙන්ම හිටපු ජනාධිපතිනි චන්ද්‍රිකාටද මෙහි කිසිදු තොරතුරක් හෙළි නොකිරීමට කුමන්ත්‍රණයේ සැලසුම් කරුවන් ප්‍රවේසම් වී ඇත. මේ අතරම මෙම සැලැස්ම පිළිබද තොරතුරු අනාවරණ වීමත් සමගම දැනට ආණ්ඩුව නියෝජනය කරන එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂ මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් කිහිපදෙනෙකු දැඩි කැළඹීමකට පත්ව ඇති බවද වාර්තා වේ. මෙම සැලැස්ම ක්‍රියාත්මක වුවහොත් ඔවුන් අතරින් කොළඹ දිස්ත්‍රික්කය නියෝජනය කරන ප්‍රභල අමාත්‍යවරයෙක් , මාතලේ දිස්ත්‍රික් ඒ.ජා.ප ප්‍රභලයෙක් සහ පුත්තලම් දිස්ත්‍රික් අමාත්‍යවරයෙකු අනිවාර්යෙන්ම තම ඇමැතිධුර අතහැර විපක්ෂයේ මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් ලෙස කටයුතු කිරීමට සුදානම් බවටද අනතුරු අගවා ඇතැයි MR NEWS වෙත වාර්තා වේ.

    හවුල් ආණ්ඩුව අවසන් කොට එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂ ආණ්ඩුවක් බිහිකිරීමේ සාකච්චා අවසන් අදියරට…

  7. Kumari Says:

    Don’t get caught to this man called Sirisena whom we are unfortunate to call our president. He knows every trick in the book to hoodwink the masses. When ever something important comes up, he plays the innocent, good guy (rather the village idiot) part. Did it take his two years to realise something that simple? How long will be take to realise that he has put the future of our children and our country to destruction?

    With Jayalalitha’s departure, it is time this crook also to go to hell.

  8. Lorenzo Says:

    IF 11 SLFP MPs (ALREADY with the UNP govt.) go to UNP it is BETTER than TNA joining UNP.

    IF these jokers don’t join the UNP, TNA will. Then it is much WORSE.

    But UNP cannot run a stable CABINET without Sira. He is very cunning. He has PLANTED NON-UNP PRO-Sira MPs in the UNP including Hirunika, Arjuna, Champika, Ratana, Fonseka, etc.

    UNP govt. will lose its 2/3 if the national govt. collapses.

    UNP+SLFP 11+TNA+JVP = 137 seats.

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