By Indika Sri Aravinda
The Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs has warned former ministers and Members of Parliament (MP) occupying state owned houses at Summit flats in Jawatta to vacate the premises within two weeks or face legal action.
Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration, D. Dissanayaka, speaking to Daily Mirror online, said that eight former Members of Parliament including former Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama, M. S. Sellasamy, Ranjith Alavihira and Amiri Ali have already been given time to vacate Summit flats.
He said that the former MPs had requested two weeks time to vacate the premises but had failed to do so and had subsequently requested two months time to leave.
The Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs says it has now given another two weeks time for the former ministers and Members of Parliament to leave the Summit flats or face legal action.
Meanwhile Ministers who have replaced the former ministers are being paid Rs. 50, 000 by the respective Ministries as a house rent until they get their official residence back. (Daily Mirror online)