Govt. seeks Rs.70.5 mn to cover ministries' travel expenses

8 August 2017 03:47 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The government today presented a supplementary estimate to Parliament seeking approval for Rs.70.5 million to meet the travel expenses incurred by some ministries and departments in June.

The following five ministries were also among the government institutions which sought funds to cover travel expenses.

Foreign Affairs Ministry Rs.28.8 million
City Planning Ministry Rs.1.2 million
Sports Ministry Rs.1.4 million
Power and Energy Ministry Rs.1 million
National Co-existence and Languages Ministry Rs.3.09 million
Sri Lanka Army Rs.20 million
Navy Rs.10 million

 

The government also sought the approval for the payment of

Rs.283.1 million As royalties for dredging sea sand in the Port City Development Project
Rs.2.041million For setting up a Digital Multimedia Crime Investigation Centre

 

Further approval was sought to spend

Rs.250.5 million  to set up a National Cyber Security Unit

(Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • ANTON Tuesday, 08 August 2017 05:39 PM

    WHAT WE ARE INTERESTED IS NOT HOW MUCH THEY EXPEND FOR TRAVELLING, BUT WHERE THEY ARE GOING.

    DHA Tuesday, 08 August 2017 07:09 PM

    Wow what MR robbed in 6 years is being robbed in just 3 years Ravi's daughter is somewhat correct why only my father

    Leo Tuesday, 08 August 2017 07:37 PM

    why not? they have Rs 150 billion after selling the port now. Watch it evaporate within 3 months.

    ceylon Tuesday, 08 August 2017 08:18 PM

    reveal the results of trips worth . via DM Android App

    James Tuesday, 08 August 2017 08:19 PM

    ANTON, supplementary request is to cover the cost already incurred. So it's already done and dusted. Now the tax payers need to foot the bill for the joy rides if we may call it.


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