Tomatoes at Rs.800 a kilo: officials refuse to be taken in

16 June 2016 11:12 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Officials of a Divisional Secretariat in Gampaha District had refused to pay a forged bill of Rs.800 to buy a kilo of tomatoes from a cooperative store to prepare relief food for flood victims, when the actual price of a kilo of tomatoes was Rs.200.

During the disaster period state officials had distributed cooked meals to flood victims in the district. To prepare meals the officials had purchased groceries and vegetables from a cooperative store on credit.

When the bills for the purchased items were later sent to the Divisional Secretariat, a bill for a staggering Rs.800 for a kilo of tomatoes was submitted.

The relevant officials had refused to pay the sum as it was a forged bill. (Thilakaratne Dissanayake, Gampaha)

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  • Citizen Friday, 17 June 2016 03:52 PM

    If true we like to see who the culprit is and the punishment given. via DM Android App

    clueless Sunday, 19 June 2016 09:35 AM

    Free market. may be Roma tomato from maxico. via DM Android App

    lkbyo Friday, 17 June 2016 09:22 AM

    Make hay while the sun shines.

    truth Sunday, 19 June 2016 05:02 PM

    which state officials gave cooked food everything was done by general public via DM Android App

    Raj Friday, 17 June 2016 11:51 AM

    make hay while our houses are underwater

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