Jan 22, 2018

Daya misleads cabinet to secure road construction project Featured

Primary industries minister Daya Gamage stands accused of having illegally secured a Rs. 3,639 million rural road construction project in Kalutara for his Olympus Construction company by misleading the cabinet.

He has done that with the support of highways minister Lakshman Kiriella, who has tabled a cabinet paper saying the company was an affiliate of Rani Construction of India.

There had been several instances in which both Daya Group and Olympus Construction had given the same official address – 362, Colombo Road, Pepiliyana, Boralesgamuwa.

Now, Olympus Construction’s address is given as 445 1/2, Colombo Road, Pepiliyana, Boralesgamuwa.

There are allegations that minister Gamage’s Daya Construction has changed its name to Olympus Construction after the present government took office in 2015.

The project is exempted from VAT payments.

Meanwhile, a website run by a team of the president’s media unit says Gamage has secured 18 such projects, but that both the president and the prime minister were tight-lipped about it.