Nuwara Eliya golf Committee accused of dubious conduct | Sunday Observer

Nuwara Eliya golf Committee accused of dubious conduct

13 September, 2020

The general membership of the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club (NEGC) allege that their Committee has violated the Constitution during its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on August 15.

They allege that the AGM was conducted contrary to the rules, regulations and traditions of the NEGC and its core values of integrity, ethics and morality.

They also claim that the AGM was abruptly adjournment prior to the election of office bearers and members of the General Committee for 2020/2021.

The minutes of the previous AGM held on May 25, 2019 also could not be passed as they were not in order. The main point that was brought up was how did the officials carry out construction work at the premises without having the approval of the membership at a Special General Meeting.

Several members are reported to have objected to the unsubstantiated statement, indicating that they never received notice of a Special General Meeting (SGM) at any time.

Further allegations point to accounts presented covering expenditure in the 2019 Annual Report been prepared without explicitly describing and without a break-down of the expenditure incurred in the Sewage Plant, the Office Building construction and the New Wing Construction which were effected without membership approval.

Speculation is that the Secretary, under the instructions of the President and Committee have called for an SGM on September 19 to pass in retrospect the expenditure incurred violating Clause 2E of the Constitution, attempting to collect Proxies once again from unsuspecting members.

But some members are now contemplating taking the Committee to courts and independent investigations to be conducted by relevant authorities.