New vehicle fleet for SPC officials to cost Rs 41 million

  • 16 May 2007 15:34:46 GMT

    I cannot understand why Sri Lanka go green on Cars and Trucks that it imports. Califonia and many other states are doing that.

  • 16 May 2007 21:17:17 GMT

    It is a national crime to spend so much on vehicles to the SPC ministers. The President is telling that we can manage without aids but then how are we to finance the purchases. The COL is going up every day. President went round begging but when he realized that nothing is offered he is abusing them.

  • 17 May 2007 02:47:37 GMT

    Gunasep,

    What are you talking about? DO you think SL is like California?

    Anyway a car costing Rs.2.5m in SL could be around AUS$15,000. See the parity given the current exchange rate of around 1 AUS$ = Rs.92

    In NZ it would be even cheaper at about NZ$10,000. The rate 1NZ$ = Rs.82

    These are not luxury cars in any way. A 1.8cc Toyota Allion costs Rs.3.5m. A 1.3cc Toyota Vios costs Rs.2.5m.

  • 17 May 2007 12:11:44 GMT

    Forget about cars, these guys steal money allocated for study tours too.

    Yesterday Colombo magistrated granted bail for the arrested Former mayor of Kandy Kesara Senanayake!

    He was charged of fraud. He got approval for the funds to go for a study tour in Taiwan and instead went to Singapre with his wife for a holiday!

    PERA