Minister+Gamini+Jayawickrema+says+he+is+a+dummy+on+Mahapola+Trust+Fund+Board
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 - 7:43
Minister Gamini Jayawickrema says he is a dummy on Mahapola Trust Fund Board
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Minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera had stated before the presidents commission investigating fraud and corruption within state institutions from 2015 to 2018 yesterday that even though he is a minister, he was merely a puppet before the Mahapola board of trustees.

This was providing a statement with regard to the complaint made on misusing 40 Billion rupees which was to be received by the Mahapola scholarship fund, owing to a lease signed with a private company on behalf of the Information Technology Institute in Malabe.

MP Wijedasa Rajapaksa had filed the complaint previously with regard to the matter.

Accordingly, Minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera testified before the commission for nearly one and half hours, stating that the chairman of the board of trustees for the Mahapola scholarship fund was former chief justice K. SriPavan.

The minister added that if the agreement is faulty it should have been cleared with him.

Meanwhile secretary to the ministry of power and renewable energy, Suren Batagoda is to testify before the commission today.

This is pertaining to alleged discrepancies which had taken place when obtaining fuel and purchasing of electricity.

Further, former Minister of Agriculture MP Duminda Dissanayake expressed these views regarding the cabinet paper which has been submitted with regard to the incident pertaining to leasing the D.P.J Building in which the Ministry of Agriculture was located.
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