JO against latest supplementary estimate

13 July 2017 02:24 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The joint opposition said it was completely against the supplementary estimate presented to Parliament seeking approval to allocate Rs. 148.8 million to purchase vehicles for several ministers.

The Government presented the supplementary estimate on July 7 seeking funds for the purchase of vehicles for the Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs Minister, Mahaweli Development and Environment Deputy Minister, Foreign Affairs Ministry, Law and Order Ministry and a Provincial Governor.

Funds were also sought to renovate official residences of Women and Child Affairs Minister and Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister.

Addressing a news briefing on Wednesday, JO Leader and MP Dinesh Gunawardane said they would take measures to prevent the government’s latest move to purchase new vehicles.

“This is not the need of the hour. The government should focus on eradicating the dengue menace across the country and to upgrade the facilities at hospitals. It is time for the government to do away with luxurious lifestyle. We are strongly against this supplementary estimate,” he said. (By Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 6

  • Dee Thursday, 13 July 2017 04:48 PM

    Where were you when dept. Vehicles were given to cronies and so-called private secretaries? Where were you when vehicles were brought without any supplementary approval?

    Raz Thursday, 13 July 2017 05:19 PM

    We were given without asking for it. How can we refuse gifts via DM Android App

    Lumbini Thursday, 13 July 2017 05:22 PM

    'It is time for the government to do away with luxurious lifestyle. We are strongly against this supplementary estimate' Those days your were very happy to vote for anything.What a change (shame)?

    C.K.Lankaputhra Thursday, 13 July 2017 06:25 PM

    I think this is a fashion of the JO to oppose any damn thing of the government whether it is good or bad. What a set of fools are these.

    Mad Dog Thursday, 13 July 2017 09:28 PM

    Where was this chap when MR and his cronies were doing illegal business. He was part of it. Now he is talking as a honest citizen. He cannot fool us all the time. Dinesh and GLP are both considered as brainless idiots.

    Lanki Thursday, 13 July 2017 09:52 PM

    Why were they not against when their members got approved for duty free cars?

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