MP Sunil Hadunhetty in the Land Ministry debate in Parliament on the 24 th highlighted the controversial project of the Land Ministry. The government had given a project for 23 Billion to Trimble an American to measure the land mass in Sri Lanka without a competitive bid.
Union sources told us this was a project that was rejected by even the Former President, has been now awarded by the current government .
Union sources say the former land minister john ameratunga had also rejected the proposal after consulting the Surveyor General and the Union. He was told clearly according to the Union that the department could do the work at 1/3 rd price.
Union sources told us Paskerlingem at the behest of a Business House and the Secretary of the Ministry is behind this robbery. Both will earn a commission of over 20 million USD.
Union sources say that they will expose the entire rotten deal and appeal to the President, the current land minister is like a child who knows nothing according to the Union and in two years all our land data will be with a US company.