Agricultural Ministry: Rs.4.9mn as electricity charges for vacant building: Nalinda

Exposing another instance of blatant waste and corruption, JVP MP Nalinda Jayatissa yesterday revealed that the still-to-be-occupied Agricultural Ministry building in Rajagiriya had incurred Rs.4.9 million as electricity tariffs for just thirteen months.

He said but in contrast the Agricultural Ministry had paid Rs.13.9 million as electricity charges for the building it currently occupied.

In the absence of the Agricultural Minister, the Chief Government Whip Gayantha Karunathilaka responded saying that Rs.4.9 million was spent on electricity because some repair work was being done to convert the building into an office space.

Mr. Jayatissa then said it was the duty of the owners of the building to complete all the modifications and the repairs to the building before handing it over to the government.

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