No Confidence Motion against Rajitha with 11 serious allegations handed over to the Speaker
Posted on August 24th, 2017

Translated by : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA

The Joint Opposition has handed over a No Confidence Motion aginst Minster of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Minister Mr. Rajitha Senaratne to the Speaker today. (24th August)..  The motion signed by 39 members of the Joint Opposition contains the following 11 allegatins. It states:

  1. Since Minister Rajitha Senaratne failed to appear before the Cmmissiom enquiring on Bribery or Corruption to enquire into the bribery and corruption charges that had been made against him by members of Parliamet and various other parties and thereby obstructed the opportunities of upholding the institution of justice;
  2. Since a strong social opinion has been created as he is a convict for these charges because he avoided facing these enquiries and protect his image by appearing for these enquiries;
  3. Since he created a serious conflict within the medical education system of Sri Lanka by arrogantly misusing the State Power to betray the medical education of Sri Lanka to the commercially inclined business community;
  4. Since he has misused public funds by making arrangements to maintain the Neville Fernando hospitai through public funds by misleading the Cabinet of Ministers and the general public by saying that the said hospital has been taken over by the government;
  5. Since he has misused the powers of the Minister of Health by presenting evidence through the Attorney General in favour of the SAITM Institution without presenting matters that should have been presented to the Courts as the Minister of Health in the case No. CA Writ 187/2016 which was heard in the Appeals Court;
  6. Since he created a major controversy by deliberately not publishing the gazette notification about the minimum standard for Sri Lanka’s medical education prepared by the Sri Lanka Medical Council;
  7. Since he subjected the living rights of the people to a greatest danger by reejecting admission of dangue patients to the hospitals and by failure to take instant measures when Dengue reached the level of an epidemic disease;
  8. Since he has caused fisal loss and corruption to the government of Sri Lanka by procuring drugs worth Rs. 986 Million from the newly registered Pharmaise Private Company and exerting undue pressure to procure drugs from this company which belongs to Mr. Dilshad Ikram Mohamed who is a cousin brother of Mr. Rumi Mohamed who is an intimate friend of Minister Rajitha Senaratne and who was recently appointed as a working Director of the State Pharmaceutical Corporation and this company, which presented when called for tenders, a drug for breast cancer which was rejected by the breast cancer specialists and the drug which has not completed the minimum years of shelf life before use;
  9. Since he has caused a great fisal loss and corruption to the government of Sri Lanka by providing the Mutwal Fisheries Harbor to a private company at a very low price and outside the tender procedures when he was the Minister of Fisheries;
  10. Since he has caused a crime of taking bribes and misuse of his Ministerial powers as the Minister of Fisheries by ordering to give him a percentqge of profit for granting a license to the Chinese Company named Blue Ocean Fisheries to engage in deep sea fishing and getting one of his Secretary Don Lalith Anuradha Seneviratne appointed as a Director of that company; and
  11. Since he has violated the independence of the judiciary by threatening and exerting pressure on the Attorney General’s Department in respect of filing cases and holding trials.

Accordingly, the Parliament has completely lost confidence on the Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Mr. Rajitha Senaratne and has lost confidence on the ability of Mr. Rajitha Senaratne to perform the duties of the Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine  (niz)

4 Responses to “No Confidence Motion against Rajitha with 11 serious allegations handed over to the Speaker”

  1. Dilrook Says:

    Long overdue.

    Hopefully it will succeed. The Swan alliance and the JO are disintegrating. There is room for a new political group.

  2. Hiranthe Says:

    These selfish politicians think that they can do whatever they want and get away. Not only him, there is a long list of them.

  3. jay-ran Says:

    There is another SERIOUS charge that his wife as the Private Secretary to Rajitha,COPE uncovers recruitment of 30 to SPMC on recommendation of Rajitha’s wife.The appointments were made in 2016 and the SPMC has paid the 30 employees Rs 11,226,473 as salaries, according to COPE sources.SPMC chairman and his board of directors attended the yesterday’s meeting, has said.
    Further,It has also been revealed that the 30 employees did not report to work at the SPMC and were engaged in political work of the minister.
    Dr. Sujatha Senaratne, in her capacity as Private Secretary to her husband had issued letters recommending that those employees be recruited to the SPMC.

    It has been revealed that all appointments were done without the cadre approval of the SPMC and all 24 marketing promotion officers were from the Kalutara District, the electorate of Minister Senaratne.

  4. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:



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