Govt seeks Rs. 200 mn more for ministers’ vehicles, houses etc

The government has sought parliamentary approval for a supplementary amounting to about Rs 200 mn to purchase vehicles for two Ministers, Deputy Minister, Northern Governor, Presidential Secretariat and for diplomatic missions abroad.

Rs. 43 mn will be spent on a vehicle for Posts, Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs Minister M.H.A. Haleem and another Rs.43 million on a vehicle for Mahaweli Development and Environment Deputy Minister Anuradha Jayaratna.

A further Rs. 9 million has been allocated for the purchase of a security backup vehicle for Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake and Rs. 53 million for the Law and Order Ministry to purchase a vehicle for the Special Task Force (STF).

Rs. 848,400 was sought to settle the balance payment for purchasing a vehicle for Northern Province Governor.

Meanwhile, Rs. 706,200 has been allocated to purchase a trishaw to be used to deliver mail to the President.

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