The Government today sought Parliamentary approval for a supplementary estimate to cover Rs. 148.8 million for purchase of vehicles for a Minister, Deputy Minister, Foreign Affairs Ministry, Law and Order Ministry and a Provincial Governor.
Among them, Rs. 43 million is for the purchase of a vehicle for Posts, Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs Minister M.H.A. Haleem and another Rs.43 million for the Mahaweli Development and Environment Deputy Minister Anuradha Jayarathna.
A further Rs. 9 million has been allocated for the purchase of a security backup vehicle for Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake and another Rs. 53 million for the Law and Order Ministry to purchase a vehicle for the Special Task Force (STF).
Rs. 848, 400 was allocated to pay the balance payment of purchasing a vehicle for Northern Provincial Council Governor.
Meanwhile, Rs. 706, 200 had been allocated for the purchase of a three-wheeler to be used to deliver mail to the President.
A supplementary allocation of Rs.14.8 million was also sought for the renovation of the official residence of Women and Child Affairs Minister Chandrani Bandara and another Rs. 13 million for the renovation of the official residence of Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Faiszer Mustapha.
The Parliamentary approval was also sought for the allocation of Rs. 50.8 million to meet the domestic and foreign travelling expenses of Foreign Affairs Ministry and the Finance Ministry. (Ajith Siriwardana)