Officials to check on Rs.27 Mn LA residence

1 December 2016 02:46 pm - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Officials from the Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington will be sent to California to investigate the alleged spending of Rs 27 million on a residence for the Consul General in Los Angeles at the time the post fell vacant in 2013, informed sources said today.

This comes in the wake of Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera disclosing in Parliament on Wednesday that Rs.27 million had been spent for the utility bills of this residence even though there was no consul general occupying the residence.

He alleged that former defense secretary Gotanaya Rajapaksa's son had occupied this residence during this time.

However Mr. Rajapaksa denied this allegation.(Yohan Perera)

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  • LAPD...CIA... FBI Friday, 02 December 2016 06:18 AM

    Gotas travel ban is lifted timely si that he can go yi USA n hide the evidence if he hasnt dine yet in regard to the property owned by his wife...wonder how they got all the million US to buy such a house by working at 7-11.... via DM Android App

    Kadiya Friday, 02 December 2016 06:29 AM

    Oh they'll check on it alright, some may make a visit to LA and have a good time and that's about it!!!!

    DOLLAR EQUIVALENT Friday, 02 December 2016 07:01 AM

    Obtain the dollar equivalent at the time of purchase' , After which convert to "present worth" and the rupee equivalent. The figures will show a higher and different picture If only we had that amount of money how happy we all could be ! !

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