SLFP dissidents allege financial scandal in arms deals

[TamilNet, Thursday, 15 March 2007, 01:52 GMT]
Sacked ministers, Mangala Samaraweera and Sripathi Sooriyarachchi, Wednesday requested the Commission on Bribery and Corruption of Sri Lanka to initiate an independent inquiry into the allegations of a financial scandal involving Rs.600 million in the purchase of Russian-made MIG planes and weapons.

Both parliamentarians, still members of ruling Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), main constituent of the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA), requested the Commission to inquire any involvement of Defence Ministry Gothabaya Rajapakse into the alleged scandal.

Mr Samaraweera an Mr Sooriyarachchi went to the office of the Bribery Commission Wednesday afternoon around 3.15 a.m.and registered the complaint, according to sources in Colombo.

The said in their complaint that the government had purchased MIG supersonic aircrafts, several years old, at vastly elevated prices.


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