Nimal Siripala temporarily steps down over corruption probe

Minister of Ports, Shipping and Aviation Services Nimal Siripala de Silva has temporarily stepped down from his post over a corruption probe.

His Ministry was accused of corruption by Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has called for an independent investigation into the allegations.

Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva has informed the President that he will temporarily step down from his post until investigations are over.

The President has also requested the Minister to step down until the investigations are completed. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Thank you Japan for exposing this corrupt politician asking for kickbacks. These fellows should never be allowed back into politics ever again.

    Now use the evidence to prosecute him and throw him in jail.

    No international help from any country or IMF and World Bank until criminals are prosecuted and corruption is eliminated…

  2. Once upon a time, there was Govt. Corporation in down south Sri Lanka. A new accountant was appointed to look into the extra overtime. He tried to be very polite and to methodically investigate the sensitive matter. One of staff told him, “This is our paradise. If you tried to disturb the atmosphere, then YOU have to go.” The sensible accountant left and went places reaching the peak in his career. As for the Corporation – it came to grinding halt and was ultimately closed. Mr.Siripala! Did you try to some how ruffle feathers of the higher up?

    • @Ralaharmy

      What are you saying? Are you trying to imply that this corrupt fat f”er Siripala is not corrupt?

      And the fat f’er can run too. When the LTTE shelled the visiting UN delegation at Palalay ( not sure of exact location), he was the first person to get into an armoured personnel carrier. One of the visiting dignitaries had to open the door and tell him it was safe to come out.

      • Sorry, nobody in Sri Lanka present Politics is a sinless angel. The last sentence is “Mr. Siripala! Did you try to somehow ruffle feathers of the higher up?” In other words, “Did you antagonize anyone by asking a share from their earnings? May be the lion’s goes to the higher up! Sorry,
        I sent wrong signal. By the way, I did not know his pet name is F.F.

  3. India is with the western powers, soon India will say no to Sri Lanka. The Rajapaksas’ days are numbered. Soon the Rajapaksas will feel the pain. Nobody is trusting the Rajapaksas. They thought they are wiser than Chinese and Americans by showing head to China and tail to America.

  4. Tell me who doesn’t involved in corruption. What about Basil Rajapaksa. He became a Finance Minister and removed his corruption cases. What about big master Mahinda Rajapaksa? How he became so wealthy?

    This is just an eye wash to get loans from the world organisations and wealthy countries.


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