19 September, 2019

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Sirisena Promises GMOA To Set Up Presidential Commission To Probe Corruption Allegations At Health Ministry Under Rajitha’s Watch

The Government Medical Association (GMOA) said President Maithripala Sirisena agreed to appoint a Presidential Commission to investigate into the alleged acts of corruption at the Ministry of Health over the last four years.

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President Maithripala Sirisena held a meeting with the Government Meducal Officers Association last night. During the meeting, the GMOA stressed the need for an appoimtment of a Presidential Commission to investigate into the acts of corruption that had taken place under the watch of Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne.

“The GMOA members said it was due to the corruption allegations against Minister Senaratne that they objected to his re-appointment as the Health Minister. The President said Senaratne’s name was recommended to the post by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. However, the President promised to appoint a commisison to investigate into the allegations,” a source close to President Sirisena told Colombo Telegraph, this morning.

The source said the President woud announce the names of the members of the commission soon. “Unlike the Presidential Commssion on the SriLankan Airlines which probed into corruption allegations between 2007 and 2018, the Commission on the Helath sector will only focus on the allegations that surfaced after January 2015.”

Senaratne was one of the first members who defetced from the Rajapaksa government to support President Maithripala Sirisena’s candidacy in November 2014. Senaratne also played a prominent role in fielding Sirisena as the presidential candidate of the Common Opposition for the 2015 election.

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  • 14
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    We need multiple commissions to investigate all the Government Departments from 2005.
    We need a thorough investigation and their reports acted upon.
    All (nearly) Politicians are currently TAINTED!

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      Sirisena,

      Very good. Do a Conmission for each ministry, and headed by a foreigner who cannot be bribed, or locals who cannot be judged..

      These watchdogs are needed, and what they find should be reported to the public.

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      Sirisena,

      Senaratna was recommend to the post legally and constitutionally by Ranil Wickranasinghe. Mahinda Rajapaksa was recommended illegally and unconstitutionally by Sirisena to be the Prine Minister.

      Perhaps GMOA should go to the Supreme Court to sort this out.

    • 5
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      Above all.
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      We want Presidential Commission Recommendations to be exposed to the nation.
      These recommendations, aJVP MPs re-requested lately, are still in their cupboards not having exposed for the following reasons
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      1. Among the 34 of Investigations compelted by appointed PC by Sirisena himself has categorically mantioned that MAHINDA JARAPAKSHE SHOULD be convicted going by the size of his diarect mediation in those HIGH profile corrupted activities.
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      2. No nothing about Ranil Wickramasinghe to be charged for any CRIME handlings as recommended by the PC.
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      3. Incumebent President not to show any green light these recommended to be revealed to the nation is politically motivated by going by his paranoid theories.
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      4. Once these RECOMMENDATIONs are exposed to the world- there SIRASA TV loud sprecher of JANAPATHI SIRISENA will have to face being very unfair – just having revealed 1% of the LOSSES, and having painted the DEVIL darker than he really is – and 99% losses to have been occured during the HIGH DAYS of lanken Mugage/Rajapakshe
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      5: Going by RTI – at least one fearless LANKEN CITIZEN living in the COUNTRY should hand over a petition as to why these Recommendations are further kept away from the worrying PEOPLE in this country – LaTTER can reveal clear the LONG STANDING suspicion on UNP.
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      6. Once this is done, President is caught, in the act to have DIRECTLY mediated by blocking it: There he will have to LOOSE his face fully. CRYTAL CLEAR

    • 6
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      Sirisena,

      16 percent of the population is diabetic compared to 1 percent 60 years ago. Heart disease has increased 10 fold. Kidney duseasr and other diseases have skyrocketed. What was the health ministry doing,? GMOA doing?the trans fat , margarine manufacturers doing? The confectionary industries and soft drinks doing? They were all poisoning the populace with sugar and trans fats.

      Why is that? Because the mean IQ is 79? More suck people means more business for GMOA and a bigger health ministry? Isn’t an ounce of prevention better than a pound of cure?

      Milo is poison. Coke, Pepsi, soft drinks and high fructose corn syrup , sugar containing products are poisons.

      Sugar is Poison
      Trans fat is poison

      Just google or u tube.

  • 16
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    It is high time to come with an impeachment draft against SIRISENA.
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    If not for R Senaratne, Sirisena would not have been in his seat today.
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    This is an another step of pulling the leg of ruling ministers.
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    And GMOA is obviously the most abusive so called body, whose members have nothing to be busy with health services for the lanken people, but politics led by Rajano.
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    Please also monitor if these men in GMOA cover their duties properly. There had been rumours over their idling as MBBS holders not even having fulfiled their hours regularly.
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    Sure as is the case in any ministry there are corruptive actions being occured in Health Ministry, but I really dont think that they would be much higher than the good Rajitha Senararathe achieved during the last 3.5 years.
    I was an anti-Rajitha SENARATNE just going by the manner he and like minded supported Rajapakshe regime then. But since he broke away from Rajapakshe politics, and worked diehard to stand against them and defeated them in 2015, I do respect Rajitha Senaratne and his bold actions being taken within HM.
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    We can also extend the investigations covering the days of Mythripala as a health minister so that RTI can be fair in this regard.
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      The last para of the comment of Bajappu is a very fair suggestion Hope the President will appoint a PC to go into atrocities and corruptions for the period suggested in fairness to Hon.R.S.

  • 9
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    Don’t worry Rajitha, only 51 weeks to go and he will be gone, don’t no where. He has equal amounts of skeletons in his cupboard as yours. Good luck. Appreciate what you have done for the sick and poor so far. Suwapath Weva!

  • 12
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    Shitsena – how about investigating corruption allegations against your pal Mahinda….should you not investigate how he became richest politician in Asia ….

    is Mahinda the “sungod” of Sinhala racist and he is exempt…untouchable?

  • 8
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    Well done, President Sirisena. This commission is a must.

    This fraudster has many allegations before the bribery commissioner, going back to frauds he allegedly committed as Fisheries Minister of the Rajapakse outfit. He never fronted up to answer those allegations and sacked hte Commissioner (Mrs Wickramasinghe) who kept sending summons.

    He accused the rule of the Rajapskse family, but brought his wife and idiot son to run the Health ministry, with his mates from Beruwala. He is promoting so-called reconciliation because he represents a Muslim dominated seat.

    The man is bad news and he should be in jail. Well done, once again.

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      ‘Sirisena’: Health Minister of the Rajapakse outfit
      “Rajitha: Fisheries Minister of the Rajapakse outfit”
      Both are from the same thieving ‘Jarapaksa’ clan but to be fair to the bloke, Rajitha has done more for the ‘National Health Service’ with the ‘Yahapalana’ clan than the ‘Gomarala Sirisena’. I am no fan of neither. I think you are the twin brother or the ‘Avatar’ of another Jarapssa boot licker, Mohan Peiris. Are you not. Suwapath Weva!

  • 2
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    There is a case to have Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) to probe Corruption allegations against every public sectors.
    Why does MS want “….. To Set Up Presidential Commission To Probe Corruption Allegations At Health Ministry Under Rajitha’s Watch”?
    And “Sirisena Promises GMOA”?
    GMOA might sound ethereal/moral, they are willing MR jobbers.

  • 1
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    Some guys keep on criticizing President that he is not taking action against people who have been named in COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGATIONS OF BRIBERY OR CORRUPTION (CIABOC) and only talking about taking action on people involved in ‘Bond Scam’. The truth is it is not possible to take action against the people named in these reports without introducing new laws. For that purpose, a Bill has been submitted to the Speaker to be presented to the Parliament to get approval but Speaker has dumped that in ‘Hamaspettiya’ without presenting that to the Parliament probably because he wants to protect Ranil and his ‘Royal Gang’ involved in ‘Bond Scam’. So who should be blamed, President or the Speaker?

  • 4
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    “The pot cannot call the kettle black” Sirisena what about the millions and millions you took as bribe through your daughter and other family members while not only being president now, but when you were at the Ministry of Health. Have you forgotten those days and those millions????

  • 2
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    This man has so many allegation of several govt. as Minister of position by changing form SLFP to UNP and SLFP then again UNP democrtiac alliances since 2015 January 8th.
    The political world knows that Rajith Seratahan is a political opportunist that he beginning with SLFP then Mahajan Party, then back to his base of UNP, latter part he join with MR and alliance; the last resort RS join with that UNP of RW and CBK of that SLFP Tamil politics. He is man without principles of politics . He only seconded to W.Dahanakyake of LPP.

    He is man of an incorrigible. Ever never repent of his past of many corruptions as -man that most untrusted person in the Parliament. The one of that modern corruption was originated by Rajitj Se…..
    He that cannot be reliable for to be carry out votes confidence last 31 years.
    Not only of the t most corrupted politician high rank an island.
    We demand that corruptions allegation against RS is fair deal for Tax Payers Islanders by MS of President of SL.
    By and large the shake of democracy all his evil acts of that Rajith SE…of must be invesgaited and inquire by any type of commission appointee s. by President of Lanka.

  • 1
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    Every minister is asking govt SOEs under them. that is for stealing from those. Under Rajitha Definitely allthe imports are over prized. All the buildings involve commis from cotractorss. Certain things CT won’t allow publish. That is business.

  • 1
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    With the programs tha tRajitha Senarathen conducts in SLBC, it is certain he thinks he is doing a great Service to the Health of the Country. what he is doing is milking the system. Why he is not making policies and let the plans implement to enact those policies and then watch the progress. Instead he is milking it. It i happening every where. Evy MP including National LIST people want a minister post. Ministers need SOEs. It is like Dogs, Cats, Crows can not be chased away from the Garbage bin or from their source of food.

  • 2
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    One very prominent UNP politician thinks that Chathura Senarathne wants to come to politics because he wants to cover of his corrupt activitiess (God Natha).

  • 0
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    The commission, I hear, focuses about Rajitha Senarathna’s attempt to Decrminalize Marihuana Growth and Sales to foreign companies. He wants to hand over it to foreign companies and he had got money for that (God Natha)

  • 1
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    Good. Then the ministry can clear the name before elections.

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