Oct 01, 2018

"Lotus tower" becomes ‘bribe tower’

The Lotus Tower is being labeled as the bribe tower and has become the symbol of bribery, said Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera.

He said this at a UNP public meeting held in Matara yesterday.

“We have given the advantage of the pricing formula to the people. Unfortunately, from that time the oil prices in the world market has gone up. But if it reduces, definitely the benefit would be given to the people through this pricing formula. Mahinda Rajapaksa who did not reduce the price of fuel despite the oil prices being at its lowest at the time and a court order calling for the reduction in fuel prices, is not talking about this price formula.”

“The Lotus Tower in Colombo is known as the bribe tower and it has become the symbol of bribery. The lotus bud is the symbol of bribery,” he said.