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PM to seek Parliament opinion for vehicle order

15 May 2016 03:18 pm - 18     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe would seek the opinion of Parliament on the security vehicles to be ordered for him, a statement from his office said.

“The decision to seek advice from the House has been made as several MPs including Chief Opposition Whip Anura Kumara Dissanayake had made certain statements about the matter," the statement said.

The statement said only Rs.128 million had been spent for the two vehicles. It said the Prime Minister never had security vehicles, when he assumed office.

"Mr. Wickremesinghe never got new vehicles even after he assumed duties in 2015," the statement said.

It mentioned that Premier Wickremesinghe was using his private vehicle since he took office. "The existing vehicles are fairly old and Rs.9 .8 million has been spent for repairs today," the statement added.

The statement said that security vehicles had been provided since the time of late Prime Minister D. S. Senanayake. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 18

  • wele Monday, 16 May 2016 04:49 PM

    All 225 are there for their own benefit, time to time raise the voice to show they are for people, they do not care 15% or 50% VAT until the next General election.

    onlooker Monday, 16 May 2016 05:05 PM

    Treats to our leaders is from no one else but the LTTE. Only people who sit on their brains cannot understand who needs sequirity and who does not need sequirity.

    yashy Sunday, 15 May 2016 06:42 PM

    Looking at the article i would say he should be given away some vehicles. We have had all the crooked Ministers had spent millions of money for vehicles and this man still using his private vehicles. via DM iOS App

    Taxpayer Sunday, 15 May 2016 06:56 PM

    All the politicians think of themselves even when the country is facing a major financial crisis. via DM Android App

    malij Sunday, 15 May 2016 07:03 PM

    A politician

    BBM Tuesday, 17 May 2016 10:21 AM

    But its a big browse for some Jilmaters,JVP and monopoly capitalist controlled media and other.....

    ss Thursday, 19 May 2016 06:21 PM

    Setting an example for other politicians.

    lakmal Sunday, 15 May 2016 07:52 PM


    Aba Jayasekera Sunday, 15 May 2016 08:01 PM

    There is no purpose in making pronouncements about a small matter like this which can be routinely submitted to Parliament. There are so many weighty matters like how he would manage the economy.instead of trying to get popularity by dwelling on such trivial matters.

    Sunil Sunday, 15 May 2016 08:10 PM

    PM should not take decision on purchasing of these two vehicles at that cost having given tax hike to ordinary people like us. Pl get bullet proof vehicles given to MR as he is tranishing government policies through out the country in these vehicles.

    Upul Monday, 16 May 2016 06:23 PM

    If you get the consent of the house to buy those vehicles please make sure you return them when you retire.

    karu Sunday, 15 May 2016 09:14 PM

    We respect your statesmanship, Sir. But we don't get it from your colleagues.

    Arjuna Ranawana Sunday, 15 May 2016 10:32 PM

    Yes It is better to obtain consent of Parliament, but need to purchase a durable, suitable vehicle for PM.

    citizen a Monday, 16 May 2016 07:06 AM

    Totally agree.not only colleagues the entire house.

    Premalal Monday, 16 May 2016 07:17 AM

    We live in country where sickness is regarded to be a luxury and therefore liable to tax, the priority among politicians is their vehicles.

    Lakshman De Silva Monday, 16 May 2016 11:08 AM

    Why new vehicles ? What about the bullet proof vehicles ordered during Rajapaksa and JR eras costing hundreds of millions?

    Charlie Chaplin Monday, 16 May 2016 11:09 AM

    Why not display another comedy act in Parliament to win votes for this matter.

    Maduka Monday, 16 May 2016 11:13 AM

    If he is using his personal vehicle then no need to repair just sale and use the money for something else.

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