Committee to investigate purchases at SL Railways

2020-01-17 at 16:51

The government has decided to appoint an independent committee to investigate all purchases and acquisitions made within the Department of Railways during the past few years.

Minister of Transport Management Services Mahinda Amaraweera decided to appoint the committee after railway trade unions flagged a number of malpractices reported during the recent purchases within the Railway Department.

During a discussion with railway unions today, the Minister agreed to implement the committee recommendations within two weeks.

Minister Mahinda Amaraweera today inspected the Maligawatte Railway Storage Terminal.

According to the Ministry, officials had uncovered a number of malpractices within the terminal during today’s inspections.