A complaint has been filed by Socialist Youth Union (SYU) against Deputy Leader of UNP and Minister of Housing and Construction Sajith Premadasa.
The complaint filed by SYU today (24th) has forwarded a video leaked to social media. The video showing how Minister Premadasa gives employment to certain youths in Hambantota District has gone viral and many have expressed views regarding the manner the Deputy Leader of the UNP gives jobs to selected individuals.
Mr. Eranga Gunasekera, the National Organizer of SYU who filed the complaint talking to the media said, “Minister Sajith Premadasa is using the suffering of more than 3.5 million people who are unemployed for his petty politics. Also, he has started giving jobs for youths as bribes under the tamarind tree to fulfil his political objectives. The serious issue here is that the Minister says the vacancies in his Ministry would be filled with persons he wants. He also says other ministers too do what he does. Using his political power to give jobs only for his party members is a serious issue.
Those who voted for ‘good governance’ never expected this type of situation. The Minister asks, in the video, whether money has been already given. This indicates jobs are given for money. Hence, we ask the Commission to Investigate Allegation of Bribery or Corruption to conduct an inquiry against Minister Sajith Premadasa so that such wrong moves would not continue,” said the National Organizer of SYU.