There was main commotion on the Colombo Municipal Council assembly that was held yesterday (9) with Colombo Mayor Rosy Senanayake threatening to take authorized motion towards digital and print media for slandering her character over allegations of spending Rs. 68,000 on cheese.
Whereas the mayor was making her speech, Councilors H.M.H. Naufer (UNP) and Mahinda Kahadagama (SLPP) began arguing and accusing one another creating higher rigidity on the assembly.
Naufer had defended the Mayor claiming that the allegations towards her had been false. With that the scenario aggravated and the Mayor had reprimanded them each and warned them to be silent. Nonetheless, she was unable to carry the scenario underneath management and finally the Mayor needed to request the Council Sergeant to have them taken out.
Nonetheless, Kahandagama began shouting, ‘Thief, Thief’ and created a commotion and the Mayor needed to adjourn the assembly for 5 minutes.
Later, addressing the assembly, Mayor Rosy Senanayake mentioned, “I’ve by no means robbed and neither have I cheated even a cent. I’ve by no means squandered the tax payers’ cash nor have I even accepted the allowances I’m entitled to. I’ve by no means engaged in corrupt actions. This time the leisure allowance was elevated to Rs. 35 million, however, I introduced it right down to Rs. 15 million. Additionally keep in mind that the Municipal Council Commissioners Workplace and different departments additionally use the funds from the leisure price range allotted to me. Though my identify has been used and they’re slinging mud at me, these funds have been utilized by others. Therefore, I’ve instructed the Provincial Commissioner to conduct a full investigation relating to this matter.”
Subsequently, she urged all officers and councillors to not distort the reality, including that her aim is to serve the folks higher with the minimal price.
Municipal Councilor M. H. M. Mr. Naufer (UNP)
They’re howling about consuming cheese, however that isn’t essential. There are just a few thieves in our Council. We got here to serve the folks.
City Councilor Mahinda Kahandagama (SLPP)
You may examine the complaints I’ve made relating to this cheese case.