Yahapalana Minister Pilfered Rs 1B
By W.K. Prasad Manju
A top officer from the Road Development Authority (RDA) claimed that a former Minister of the previous United National Front-led regime, hailing from the Kalutara District, had pilfered a sum of Rs 1,000 million from a highway project.
He confirmed that necessary legal action against the former Minister will be instituted shortly. He also said the former Minister had obtained the said amount through a service bond and he emphasised that the said amount will be reclaimed by the RDA through bank bonds from construction firms owned by the ex-Minister within a seven-day period, according to the law.
The officer from the RDA added that legal action will also be instituted against the contractor who had failed to carry out the highway constructions on time after having obtained the contracts in this regard.