Author Archive for Corruption and bribery

කාබනික පොහොර ව්‍යාපෘති වලට බව පවසා ව්‍යාපාරිකයින් දෙදෙනකු පශු වෛද්‍ය කාර්යාලයන්ට අයත් භූමි දෙකක් අත්පත් කර ගෙන

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

තිසර සමල් – අනුරාධපුර කාබනික පොහොර ව්‍යාපෘති වලට බව පවසා ව්‍යාපාරිකයින් දෙදෙනකු පශු වෛද්‍ය කාර්යාලයන්ට අයත් භූමි දෙකක් අත්පත් කර ගෙන ඇතැයි උතුරු මැද පළාත් පශු වෛද්‍ය අධ්‍යක්ෂ වෛද්‍ය අමරසිංහ මහතා ‘සෞභාග්‍යා’ තිරසර කෘෂිකර්ම සංවර්ධන වැඩසටහනේදී පැවසීය.  ‘සෞභාග්‍යා’ තිරසර කෘෂිකර්ම සංවර්ධන වැඩසටහන අනුරාධපුර පිහිටි  උතුරු මැද පළාත් සභා සංකීර්ණයේදී විණි.දිස්ත්‍රික්කය තුළ ක්‍රියාත්මක කෘෂිකර්ම වැඩසටහන් වල […]

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Tender scam at Sports Ministry over gym equipment

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

Yohan Basura Courtesy The Daily Mirror A serious issue has arisen in the Sports Ministry after tender procedures have been allegedly breached over the purchase of equipment for the Fitness Center (Gym) of the Department of Sports Development under the Ministry of Sports. Both companies that submitted bids for this tender have deficiencies in the […]

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GLOBAL CORRUPTION BAROMETER EU: PEOPLE WORRIED ABOUT UNCHECKED ABUSES OF POWER

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Courtesy Transparency International Countries in the European Union (EU) are known for being wealthy, stable and democratic. However, this clean image is undermined by issues ranging from regional inequality and erosion of the rule of law to corruption problems. Transparency International’s new Global Corruption Barometer – EU 2021 is one of the largest, most detailed surveys of […]

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Coronavirus pandemic worsened corruption in EU: survey

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Courtesy DW A new survey by Transparency International has found that 29% of EU residents used well-connected friends or family to receive medical care during the pandemic. At least 6% of people paid bribes to access health care. The survey said 26.4% of respondents believed that corruption in Germany had increased over the past year […]

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Wrong Central highway construction caused Gampaha floods: Prasanna Ranatunga

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

Chaturanga Samarawickrama Courtesy The Daily Mirror The reason for the flood situation in the Gampaha district was caused by reckless actions taken by the previous government during the construction of the segment from Kadawata to Gampaha of the Central expressway,  Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said. He told the Daily Mirror that the proposed segment from […]

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පුද්ගලික රෝහල් අසාදිත නැති අය පොසිටිවු කියා මුදල් ගැරිල්ලක.. ලක්‍ෂ 03 බැගින් පැකේජ විකුණයි..

Sunday, May 30th, 2021

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් කොරෝනා ආසාදිත නොවූවන් ආසාදිත ලෙස සදහන් කරමින් මෙරට පුද්ගලික රෝහල් විසින් මුදල් උපයන ජාවාරමක් සිදු කරමින් ඇතැයි පරිපූරක වෛද්‍ය වෘත්තිය වේදීන්ගේ ඒකාබද්ධ බලමණ්ඩලය කියා සිටියි. මෙරට පෞද්ගලික රෝහල් වල PCR පරීක්ෂණ සහ නිරෝධායනය මූලික කරගෙන මෙම ජාවාරම සිදු වන බව සංගමය කැදවුම්කරු රවි කුමුදේශ් මහතා සඳහන් කළේය. එසේ ආසාදි යයි […]

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Police seize two bowsers containing disputed coconut oil

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Two bowser trucks with coconut oil stocks have been seized by the Dankotuwa Police on suspicion of containing carcinogenic substances. According to reports, the raid was carried out on Monday night (March 29) following a tip-off received through Hotline 119. Thereby, 27,500 litres of coconut oil have been taken into custody by the […]

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තිස්සගේ, ප්‍රසන්නගේ, බන්දුලගේ, මොහාන්ගේ, තිසරගේ දියණියන් තානාපති කාර්යාලවල ඉහල පුටුවලට. | දිලිත් ජයවීරගේ පුවත්පතක් හෙළිකරයි

Friday, February 12th, 2021

උපුටාගැණීම Colombo Today පසුගිය රජයන් තුළ දක්නට ලැබුණු පුරුද්දක් අනුගමනය කරමින් වත්මන් රජය ද විදේශයන්හි ශ්‍රී ලංකා දූත මණ්ඩල සඳහා දේශපාලන පත්වීම් ලබා දීමට ද පියවර ගෙන තිබෙන බව දෙරණ මාධ්‍ය ජාලයේ හිමිකරු වන දිලිත් ජයවීරගේ පුවත්පතක් වන themorning පුවත්පත වාර්තා කර ඇත. පහත දැක්වෙන්නේ එම පුවත්පත දක්වා ඇති විදෙස් ශ්‍රී ලාංකික දූත මණ්ඩල සඳහා […]

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තිස්සගේ, ප්‍රසන්නගේ, බන්දුලගේ, මොහාන්ගේ, තිසරගේ දියණියන් තානාපති කාර්යාලවල ඉහල පුටුවලට. | දිලිත් ජයවීරගේ පුවත්පතක් හෙළිකරයි

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

Courtesy Colombo Today පසුගිය රජයන් තුළ දක්නට ලැබුණු පුරුද්දක් අනුගමනය කරමින් වත්මන් රජය ද විදේශයන්හි ශ්‍රී ලංකා දූත මණ්ඩල සඳහා දේශපාලන පත්වීම් ලබා දීමට ද පියවර ගෙන තිබෙන බව දෙරණ මාධ්‍ය ජාලයේ හිමිකරු වන දිලිත් ජයවීරගේ පුවත්පතක් වන themorning පුවත්පත වාර්තා කර ඇත. පහත දැක්වෙන්නේ එම පුවත්පත දක්වා ඇති විදෙස් ශ්‍රී ලාංකික දූත මණ්ඩල සඳහා […]

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දූෂණ විරෝධී කමිටුවේ 22කට දඬුවම් කිරීමට ජනාධිපති කොමිසමක් පත් කිරීමට නිර්දේශ

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

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Colombo HC serves indictments on Rajitha.

Monday, January 18th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Colombo High Court has served indictments on former minister Rajitha Senaratne and 2 others for causing losses to the state when leasing out Modera Fisheries Harbour in 2014. Indictments were served on the defendants before Colombo High Court Judge Pradeep Hettiarachchi. After the indictments were served, the court ordered the three defendants […]

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CID arrests three former Swarnamahal Directors

Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Three former Directors of Swarnamahal Jewellers Ltd. have been arrested for running an unauthorized finance business, says the Attorney General’s Coordinating Officer State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne. Attorney General Dappula de Livera, earlier this evening (05), had directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to conduct a criminal investigation against the Directors of the […]

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AG calls for criminal investigations against directors of ETI Finance, Swarnamahal Jewellers.

Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to conduct a criminal investigation against the directors of the ETI Finance and Swarnamahal Jewellers. The Coordinating Officer of the Attorney General, State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne, said that the investigations will be carried out over the unauthorized acceptance of deposits worth Rs […]

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COPE reveals NLB’s procurement process influenced by Foreign Minister in 2017

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana It was revealed at the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) that the then Foreign Minister has influenced the procurement process of the National Lotteries Board which was under the purview of Foreign Ministry in 2017. Accordingly, a tender which had completed the procurement process for the printing of scratch lotteries in 2017 has […]

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Hizbullah received over Rs.4 Bn foreign funds to BoC accounts

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Two Bank of Ceylon (BoC) accounts operated by former Eastern Province Governor M.L.A.M. Hizbullah had received over Rs. 4 billion in terms of foreign funds within a period of three years before the Easter Sunday terror attacks, according to what transpired during deliberations of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing Easter […]

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Former SL Fertiliser Company Chairman arrested

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Police Media stated that a former Chairman of Sri Lanka Fertiliser Company arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department over an alleged Rs. 90 million financial fraud for purchasing fertiliser from a private company in 2017.

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2015 සිට 2019 දක්වා විමර්ශන කටයුතු සඳහා විදේශ සංචාරවලට සහභාගි වූ FCID නිලධාරීන් 20 දෙනාට ගුවන් ගමන් ගාස්තු හා විදෙස් ගමන් වියදම් දීමනා ලෙස රුපියල් ලක්ෂ එකසිය හතළිස් එකක මුදලක් වැය වෙලා – අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය මූල්‍ය අපරාධ විමර්ශන කොට්ඨාසයේ (FCID) නිලධාරීන් 2015 වර්ෂයේ සිට 2019 වර්ෂය දක්වා විමර්ශන කටයුතු සඳහා විදේශ සංචාරවලට සහභාගි වී ඇති අතර, එම සංචාර සඳහා සභභාගී වූ නිලධාරීන් 20 දෙනෙකුට,  එම සංචාරවලට අදාළ ගුවන් ගමන් ගාස්තු හා විදෙස් ගමන් වියදම් දීමනා ලෙස රුපියල් ලක්ෂ එකසිය හතළිස් එකක පමණ මුදලක් වැය වී ඇති බව […]

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Over Rs 1 billion loss on purchase of coal, COPE reveals

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana It was revealed at the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) held yesterday (06) that a loss of Rs. 1.1 billion has been incurred as a result of not specifying the quantity of coal required when calling for tenders for the purchase of coal by the Ceylon Coal Company (Pvt) Limited. It was also […]

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A Prison Commissioner gets monetary gifts from Makandure Madush in Dubai

Saturday, September 26th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Underworld figure ‘Kosgoda Tharaka’, who is remand custody has made a statement to the Criminal Investigation Department that a Prison Commissioner had allegedly received monetary gifts from notorious underworld criminal Makandure Madush, while Madush was staying in Dubai, Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris said. Deputy Solicitor General made this statement before […]

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Sinhale organization calls for committee to prosecute victims of fabricated evidence (Video)

Friday, September 25th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Sinhale National Organization states that a committee should be appointed to ensure justice to all parties affected by the judgments that were created by fabricating false evidence during the period of good governance. It’s General Secretary Ven. Madille Pannaloka Thero stated this at a press conference held in Colombo today.

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Attempt to stop HIRU CIA revelations by offering bribes (Video)

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Puttalam Forest Officer W. N. C. K  Wasala said that legal action will be taken against those involved in the destruction of the Kalpitiya Pallivasalthurai Mangroves which was exposed by Hiru CIA. Following the revelation, forest officials and the police inspected the area today, where the mangroves were destroyed. Meanwhile, the Chairman […]

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Chairman’s reply on Kalpitiya mangrove destruction (Video)

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Hiru CIA reports on another mangrove devastation in the Puttalam district amidst the devastation of the Anavilundawa Ramsar wetland. The mangroves have been destroyed by changing the boundaries of a land belonging to the Forest Department with the direct intervention of the Chairman of the Kalpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha. Today the CIA revelation […]

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The electricity mafia is in Diyawanna – Minister Dallas Alahapperuma

Sunday, August 30th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Minister of Power and Energy Dullas Alahapperuma states that the report of the committee appointed to investigate the recent power outage island wide will be uploaded on the internet. The Minister stated this while participating in a public meeting held in Hakmana, Matara yesterday. The Minister also expressed his views regarding […]

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Registrars of Courts among four most corrupt institutions

Friday, August 21st, 2020

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island A smiling Sabry holds his mother after addressing the media at the Justice Ministry (pic by Shamindra Ferdinando) Justice Minister Ali Sabry, PC, yesterday (17) said that four state institutions––the Police, Prisons, Government Analyst’s Department and the Registrars of Courts––were so corrupt that the country faced a daunting challenge to […]

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Bribery Commission files indictment against Rajitha and two others

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Bribery Commission has filed indictment against former minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne and two others for allegedly causing losses to the state when leasing out the Modara Fisheries Harbour in 2014. The other two defendants in the case include the former Chairman of the Ceylon Fisheries Harbour Corporation (CFHC)  Upali Liyanage and its […]

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Cabinet nod to probe alleged misdeeds at state banks

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Cabinet had given its nod to a paper submitted by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa as his capacity of being the Minister of Finance to probe all alleged misdeeds of state banking network that had taken place during the past years. The paper also sought to further strengthen the state banking network. […]

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Family Rule | පවුල් පාලනය

Monday, August 17th, 2020

Courtesy wayforwardnow I have a dream! That one day, ministers will be chosen for their character and not for their family. The scale and extent to which Sri Lanka has been captured by family-rule under the Rajapaksas is unprecedented. No country in the world sees such a depth and breadth of family members simultaneously occupying positions of power […]

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Kurunegala Mayor in attempt to claim lawyer’s fees of his case from Municipal Council?

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Kurunegala Municipal Council members have left a council meeting expressing their displeasure over the Mayor’s failure to attend the meeting on time. Reportedly, the Kurunegala Mayor had been attending an event inaugurating the newly appointed Minister of Highways Johnston Fernando while a council meeting had been convened today (13). The Mayor had also […]

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සංස්කෘතික අරමුදලෙන් සජිත් සල්ලි හොරා කාපු හැටි ඔප්පු වේ – මෙන්න සාක්ෂි

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

කතු වැකිය උපුටා ගැන්ම Lankamag 2015 යහපාලන ආන්ඩු සමයේදි සජිත් ප්‍රෙමදාස මහතා අයතා ලෙස සංස්කෘතික අරමුදලේ මුදල් භාවිත කර ඇති බවට සාක්ශි කිහිපයක් අප වෙත.ලැබී තිබෙනවා

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Rs 11 bn. misappropriated at CCF under Yahapalana Govt., investigation reveals Rs 400 mn went missing during presidential election

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

By Upali de Saram Courtesy The Island A three-member committee appointed to probe the alleged financial malpractice at the Central Cultural Fund has found that over Rs. 11 billion was misappropriated during the three-year period from 2016 to 2019. The committee handed over its report to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday (28).  The report has […]

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