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* Sri Lanka's main opposition suggests reactivating the National Procurement Agency to prevent corruption
Mon, Mar 24, 2014, 07:50 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) says that the issue of unsolicited proposals and the growing level of corruption in the country could be addressed by re-activating the National Procurement Agency (NPA).

UNP parliamentarian, Economist Dr. Harsha de Silva told a news conference that the NPA that was scrapped in 2007 will have to be re-established to address the current issue of unsolicited projects and the increase in corruption.

He noted that the government was contravening on its own regulations by resorting to unsolicited projects and awarding contracts without competitive tenders.

He explained that only a competitive bidding process can ensure fair play and the best price for the people and country.

According to Dr. de Silva, the government should advertise proposals and call for bids from other interested or competent parties for a respective project if it gets unsolicited proposals and sees their relevance.

He further noted that the Finance Ministry circulars 444 and 444/1 have clearly stipulated that the government should not make decisions on unsolicited proposals except with Cabinet approval in exceptional circumstances.

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