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* President orders not to hold state functions at private hotels to cut government costs
Thu, Dec 6, 2018, 11:34 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has issued a circular ordering state institutions to hold state ceremonies and meetings only in government auditoriums in order to curtail expenses to the state.

The President's Media Division said the government on the instructions of the President has informed all state officials that holding ceremonies, meetings, and other functions by all state institutions including Ministries, Departments, state corporations and statutory boards at private hotels, especially at luxury hotels is prohibited.

The President has taken this decision as a measure to control government expenses and prevent the wastage of funds by holding state events at luxury hotels at exorbitant prices when there are several government auditoriums and other venues available for such occasions.

Several media reports however indicated that the President's decision is due to the speculation that tourism industry leaders have decided to boycott Sri Lanka Tourism Awards ceremony to be held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo today as President Sirisena has been invited as the Chief Guest.


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