FM seeks approval to pay Sobitha Thera's hospital bills

12 February 2016 10:04 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A supplementary estimate was presented to Parliament yesterday to seek its approval to spend a sum of Rs 17.2 million to settle the outstanding bills for the emergency medical treatment of the late Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Nayaka Thera in Singapore.

This amount is to be spent by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In addition, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs sought the approval of the House to spend Rs 18.8 million to purchase flag cars for the Sri Lankan missions in Brussels and Kuwait, and Rs 9.1 million to purchase official vehicles for the Sri Lankan missions in Geneva and Chennai.

Approval of the House was sought to spend Rs 12.2 billion -- pay for the helicopters procured under a Russian Credit Line in 2013. This payment is to be made by the Sri Lanka Air Force.

Approval of the House was also sought for extra money to provide relief to the people as well. These included Rs. 500 million for the production of the nutritional packages given to expectant mothers, and Rs. 40 million for providing retirement benefits for the parliament staff. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 8

  • Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 12 February 2016 11:43 AM

    No problem the entire countrymen will agree to pay-off any amount for this "Hero".

    J Palitha Friday, 12 February 2016 11:45 AM

    He is one of the best honest monk who sacrificed his life for our nation. Pay off any amount, no problem. He is un-like BBS rotters.

    Anil Friday, 12 February 2016 12:31 PM

    Who the hell are you to talk on behalf of the whole country idiot?

    Sri Lankan Friday, 12 February 2016 03:08 PM

    Anil You are right, who is Palitha to talk on behalf of the whole country? I my self will pay off that amount as a Sri Lankan, Sobitha thera was indeed a hero, if not we will be still living under a Dictator.

    usoof Friday, 12 February 2016 03:09 PM

    monk who change the country"s future.

    Mohamed Hameed Friday, 12 February 2016 03:43 PM

    great person, and its a big lost for all sri lankan. Let BBS follow his foot steps

    DULEEP Friday, 12 February 2016 04:32 PM

    Small collection We can collect this money in few days. Collection of Panduru from the main temples and Devalaya for few days this amount will be OK.

    gayan Friday, 12 February 2016 05:06 PM

    Is the bill for next lifes also?

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