Sept 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) says that government ministers who are displeased with the high levels of corruption within the government were now giving details about such corruption to the opposition.
Head of the UNP's Communications Division, parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera told a news conference that some government ministers have started to leak documents to the UNP to bring it to the notice of the public.
He noted that there are some cabinet ministers who are against the corruption within the government.
He explained that since these ministers are unable to act against the corruption within, they were providing the UNP with Cabinet papers related to the corrupt deals.
According to Samaraweera, one of the latest corrupt deals is that the China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) the constructed the Norochcholai coal power plant, which is a failure, had again been granted permission by a cabinet paper to carry out a water project in Attanagalle, Gampaha.
Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe yesterday in parliament raising the issue asked why the Cabinet has revised its original cost and decided to award the contract to CMEC which built the continually failing Norochcholai Plant.
The UNP has set up a special unit to look into the corruption within the government, Samaraweera said.