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* Sri Lankan government seeking parliamentary approval for over Rs. 1.1 billion to buy vehicles for ministers
Wed, Jun 8, 2016, 12:34 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 08, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government yesterday presented a Supplementary Estimate for Rs 1.175 billion seeking the approval of parliament to purchase 32 vehicles for 30 ministers, deputy and state ministers.

Chief Government Whip and Parliamentary Affairs and Mass Media Minister Gayantha Karunathilake on behalf of the Minister of Finance presented the supplementary estimate to Parliament.

Following allocations have been requested, according to The Island newspaper:

Rs. 70 million for a vehicle for Regional Development Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka.

Rs. 70 million for two cars for Skills Development and Vocational Training Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe.

Rs 98 million for two cars for Home Affairs Minister Vajira Abeywardena and a car for Deputy Minister Nimal Lanza.

Rs 91 million for two cars for Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure Minister Harin Fernando and his Deputy Tharanath Basnayake.

Rs 35 million for a car for Town Planning and Water Supply Minister Rauff Hakeem.

Rs. 35 million for a car for Minister of Special Projects Dr. Sarath Amunugama.

Rs. 35 million for a car for Irrigation and Water Resources Management Minister Wijith Vijaumuni Zoysa.

Rs. 35 million for a car for Power and Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya.

Rs. 35 million for a car for Upcountry New Villages, Infrastructure and Community Development Minister P. Digambaram.

Rs 56 million each to purchase cars for Megapolis and Western Province Development Deputy Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna, Tourism and Christian Affairs Deputy Minister Arundika Fernando.

Rs. 28 million for a car for Foreign Employment Deputy Minister Manusha Nanayakkara.

Rs. 27.5 million for a car for Public Administration and Management Deputy Minister Susantha Punchinilame.

Rs 28 million for a car for Housing and Construction Deputy Minister Indika Bandaranayake.


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