Power Ministry: Workers demand bribes to provide new connections

  • 17 Sep 2007 11:11:45 GMT

    If anything has developed during MR and Mafia gang, it is bribes, corruption, nepotism, killings, underworld activities, abductions, etc. etc.

    The days of MR and Mafia gang are numbered. Now it is more likely, seeing the over 2m people who gathered at UNP rally.

  • 17 Sep 2007 13:47:25 GMT

    [Workers demand bribes to provide new connection.]

    Minister demands bribe to offer tender of a new power project.

    Horunge horu kamba horu

  • 17 Sep 2007 13:53:34 GMT

    It wouldn`t be Sri Lanka without bribes!

    It`s a way of life and part of the official culture now. If it`s ok for the President, ministers and officials to follow the culture what`s the har ho when the CEB employees also start following that presidential, ministerial and official culture?

  • 17 Sep 2007 13:55:11 GMT

    [If anything has developed during MR and Mafia gang, it is bribes..]


    Who created Bribery commission and why? And which year it was created?

    Ane meya, raigomakolla, danna magula. Lankawen Singhalayanta baye panala gihilla Mafia gana katha karanawa. Meyata sadden wathayak giyath MR.

  • 17 Sep 2007 14:07:45 GMT

    Kiwikanga every where in the world it is like that. In India custom officers accept even Rs. five as a bribe.

    I reside in one of the richest Middle East countries and people here have enough money but still they take bribes. I am not going to elaborate but believe me.

  • 17 Sep 2007 14:39:22 GMT


    I don`t think you have any experience of living in NZ. Bribery is virtually unheard of there. Bribery isn`t a global phenominon but may be rampant in the midldle east and specially the south asian region. Just that those resorting to it prefer to think that it`s global as a way of justification.

    I personally know of an incident in the UK where two Sri Lankans were stopped by the police for a traffic offence and they true to Sri Lankan style tried to buy their freedom only to be slapped with an additional charge of attempting to bribe a police officer.

  • 18 Sep 2007 07:08:48 GMT


    Kindly elaborate on that.

    NZ is a country where the Police Chief was caught DUI and he resigned. The PM`s driver was caught doing more than 50 in a 50kmph zone while driving the PM to the airport and he and the driver of the back-up vehicle had their licenses suspended. A cop was copped by another cop for speeding in the Police Car and even the excuse that it was on official duty was not accepted as the car did not have the warning lights on. In Sri Lanka I dare these would ever happen. If it happens to any others in Sri Lanka they would surely bribe their way through. Not in NZ.

    So your allegation is highly questionable.

  • 18 Sep 2007 09:23:26 GMT

    Newzealand is one of the least corrupt countries in the world by any standards. This has been assessed by a number of external expert bodies as well as by local bodies responsible for invetigating and reporting, such as, Auditor general,etc.

    Any independent intelligent person knows that.

  • 18 Sep 2007 13:37:47 GMT


    As you said I don`t have any experience of living in NZ. But you got two of our friends to debate with. They will divulge the other side of NZ that you and I do not know.

  • 18 Sep 2007 15:00:37 GMT


    [Have you ever heard of police men like Rickards, Brad Shipton and all]

    Yes I have heard about it, and what do you think happened to all but one after the trial at the District Court in AKL?

    When charges were formally framed what do you think Clint Rickards the Police Commissioner did? Also why do you think the victim decided to press charges against Clint Rickards (who was a junior police officer at the time of the alleged offence) 30 years later when he became the Police Commissioner? Please elaborate.

    In Sri Lanka such an action would be time barred and would not be even entertained by court.

    [why no one wanna live in south AKL]

    In any country there are the undesireable areas. Have you heard of Wanathamulla in Sri Lanka? Would you like to live their? South AKL is home to mainly some Maoris and the Islanders (samoans, tongans etc etc)who are usually unemployed hooked on drugs, alcohol or `P` and are on the dole. They are prone to violence.

    Your immagination seems to run riot when you say the people in SOuth AKL resort to break ins daily and suggest that the NZ police just keep quiet because criminals have more rights than ordinary people. If what you say is true NZ would be one of the countries with the highest criminal records. It isn`t so. Why isn`t it so?

    Remember that criminals are also human beings and according to the civilised world all human beings are entitled to certain basic rights.

    Do you know of any instance where a person arrested by the NZ police got off after bribing his or her way through? Do you know of any instance where a person in NZ had to bribe a worker of Genesys to get an electricity connection? Do you know of any instance where a person in NZ had to bribe a person at the LTSA to get a car registered? Do you know of any person in NZ who had to bribe the AA to get a driver`s license? Do you know of any instance where a person in NZ had to bribe a hospital orderly to get a bed in a national hospital? Do you know of any instance where a person in NZ had to bribe the Hospital Morgue Attendant do get a dead body released? Do you know of any instance where aperson in NZ had to bribe the garbage truck driver to collect the garbage? Do you know of any instance where a person in NZ had to bribe a court clerk to get the copy of a judgment?

    I know of many instances where in Sri Lanka in all similar instances people had to bribe their way through. Not in NZ. If you know please elaborate on these and also could you comment as to why NZ does not have a separate Bribery Commission to investigate bribery that you say is existent in NZ.