The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has refuted social media claims about a list of recipients for flats under the Gedhoruveriya Housing Scheme, asserting that the circulated list was not prepared by the commission. The ACC clarified that its official list was solely shared with the Ministry of Housing, Land, and Urban Development and the Parliamentary Committee on Independent Institutions.
Expressing concern over the dissemination of false information, the ACC denounced attempts to provoke public resentment. The commission assured the public that official information would be communicated through their social media channels and direct engagement with the media.
The Ministry of Housing, Land, and Urban Development also denied rumors of canceling the list of Gedhoruveriya Scheme recipients. Minister of State Hussain Imran clarified that the government had not decided to annul or reassess beneficiaries, despite media reports. While the ACC reviews the list, the ministry will follow the commission’s recommendations for flat allocations, with no plans to cancel existing lists.
Following the release of the 4,000-flat recipient list, complaints flooded both the housing ministry and the ACC. Initially, the ACC suspended flat allocations in response to complaints, but the directive has since been lifted. An examination of 4,048 application forms revealed discrepancies, with ineligible applicants declared eligible. Inconsistencies in point allocation and documentation further surfaced, suggesting potential infringements on individual rights. Despite the initial suspension, the ACC stands ready to assist the ministry in addressing the identified issues.