Attorney at law Gamini Ekanayake, the former chairman of Sri Lanka Cement Corporation, today (09) complained to the Criminal Investigation Department that State Minister Chamara Sampath should be held responsible for the theft of 22 million iron ore from the Kankasanthura cement factory within a period of 02 months and that an investigation should be started immediately. Sri Lanka Latest News
Presenting the complaint, he had stated that a technical committee had made an evaluation regarding the amount of iron worth billions of rupees scattered on the cement factory site.
Then the former chairman told the Criminal Investigation Department that he had taken all the steps to implement the decision to sell the scrap metal in this land to the tender procedure in accordance with the cabinet decision to rebuild the factory.
But instead of implementing the cabinet decision, Chamara Sampath, the state minister, had first removed the army that was guarding the factory premises and left only a limited number and made the factory premises unsafe.
He also pointed out that there is a clear connection between the recruitment of seven people brought from Badulla to this factory and the withdrawal of 22 million iron in two months after the army was withdrawn and the area was made unsafe.
Therefore, the former chairman submitted a complaint to the Criminal Investigation Department and asked for a full formal investigation into this iron theft.
According to a revelation made in the parliament regarding the iron theft accusation, Chamara Sampath, the minister of state, who was annoyed by it yesterday, scolded the member of parliament who questioned him and the former chairman of the Kankasanthure cement factory, lawyer Gamini Ekanayake, who went to the