I would like to know the views from the man " CHINWI " , who is very well known to support rajapakshe gang.
I thought Rajapaksas are not ruling the country at the moment.
You have to ask relevant people how and why they do not rule as you all have expected. .
charge for Basil was (as per media) allocating some funds from a Government Department to assist Local Government bodies. (Providing GI pipes)
If you are interested, just find out how many Departments and projects allocate some percentage of funds they receive to support other government institutes.
I have worked as the resource person to improve computer literacy of the people who were attached to Local Govt and Other Govt. institutes in Southern Province when I was working in completely unrelated department. Our project provided them hardware also. Computers, printers , intranet + training by myself. Funding for hardware, my travelling , accommodation and remuneration was from a Govt. Department which had no direct connection with local govt. bodies.
When you receive big funds, it is a customary to allocate some small % to help other institutes and their employees. Supporting other bodies is a normal act and included in estimates.
Not only to other institutes, mainly in projects, they allocate about 3-5% to help staff grade officials to complete their higher education (mainly MSc and other post Grad. Diplomas ) in Europe, Japan etc. and send others in short term trips in Asian countries such as India and Thailand.
All these are approved and well practiced general ways of doing in the Government, Even today . Ultimately all the funds are coming and going to same place.
Now do not blame me . I am not 100% supportive for these things , specially for how they select people sending abroad.
Boss la ge pandam karayan , Minister's choices come into the lists removing suitable people. Normally if you send 10 people abroad in a tour, the minister keeps 2-3 places for his men. So you can send only 7 form actual list. Even from that 7 names, around 2 will be replaced by Directors and influential people in head offices and in ministries when they type the final list to get the approval from Minister. Ultimately only 5 from real workers get the chance.
This is only one unknown story for general public. Yahapalanaya will never change these things. Because they have to satisfy their henchmen. That is the reality.
Allocating funds to buy GI pipes for local govt. bodies is not a crime in any law book.