Fraud behind Nano Nitrogen import – Sajith
An inquiry should be conducted immediately into the import of Nano Nitrogen liquid fertilizer, Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa said.
He was participating in another round of ‘Govi Hadagasma’ programme held in Bandagiriya, Tissamaharamaya on Saturday.
“The Government has hastily imported Nano Nitrogen liquid fertilizer and a serious fraud has been committed.
The importation has not been done on a Government-Government basis or following proper procurement methodologies. The Government has transferred Rs.290 million of taxpayers’ money to a private account belonging to a company which was formed in a hurry. The fraudsters who backed this deal should also be revealed. The Government should not play with public funds,” he commented.
The Opposition Leader said that public protests all over the country are not orchestrated by any political party, but that the people have come to the streets to vent out their frustration on the Government. “The people are irritated with the Government’s shortsighted decisions,” he added.