Video: Probe import of ‘Rolls Royce Ghost’ car- UNP

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The United National Party (UNP) yesterday urged the government to investigate the import of a ‘Rolls Royce Ghost’ luxury vehicle.

UNP parliamentarian and economist Harsha De Silva told a news conference that the entire transaction needed to be investigated because of the discrepancy between the price listed by the Rolls Royce Company and the price stated in the Customs declaration.

“The Customs has released the car after a payment of Rs.61 million by way of taxes on the declaration made by the importer that the luxury vehicle cost only US$175 000. But the Company says otherwise. It states that the Rolls Royce Ghost car costs nearly US$350 000, which means that the tax has to be twice the amount paid. We are not complaining or saying that anyone has stolen anything, what we are asking is for a transparent investigation into the matter,” Dr. De Silva said.(Yohan Perera and Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • Jagath Friday, 01 February 2013 11:57 AM

    Sri Lanka is rich now. Have we ever seen Rolls Royce ?

    This is how current government develop the country, one at a time. First government need to develop one family, after that next family so and so forth.. just wait and see we all will be rich one day. Don't be jealous on them.

    Suriyapperuma Friday, 01 February 2013 12:03 PM

    Dan Balanna hasantha ape rajathuma Roll Royce eken yanako ta katata adambara kiyala. Sri Lankawe kawadada api dakala thiyanne mewa.

    Suriyapperuma Friday, 01 February 2013 12:11 PM

    naduth hamuduruwange baduth hamuduruwange..

    Sonali De Silva Friday, 01 February 2013 12:16 PM

    Whoever imported this car has so much of money that he literally has no track of. To pay $840,000 for a car with taxes which has no resale value can one even fathom the amount of surplus money he must be having. This is beyond vulgar.

    farhan Saturday, 02 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Rolls Royce welcome to Sri Lanka.like to c more if u ind future via DM Android App

    ponil Sunday, 03 February 2013 12:46 PM

    U& Peers R losers,jealose any,,

    MagodisThuma Friday, 01 February 2013 09:10 AM

    I'm the owner of this car ...so what ?. I spent my hard earned money on it !

    mjm Friday, 01 February 2013 09:11 AM

    i just cant imagine how boldly corruption takes place in this country and all over the world!! What do you call it day light corruption?? lol..

    Suriyapperuma Friday, 01 February 2013 09:12 AM

    Wonder of Asia !

    Thomas Friday, 01 February 2013 02:54 PM

    Don't questian the the Kings action

    Suriyapperuma Friday, 01 February 2013 09:13 AM

    It's for the King !

    Tony Montana Friday, 01 February 2013 02:57 PM

    A casino owner freind of mervin Silva.

    MagodisThuma Friday, 01 February 2013 09:18 AM

    Ok..Ok...No Problem... We'll make a transparent investigation into the matter !

    Saliya Wicks Friday, 01 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Divi Neguma! !!! via DM Android App

    Punny Pellow Saturday, 02 February 2013 03:14 AM

    You must be a ghost!!

    Dalu Banda Friday, 01 February 2013 03:03 PM

    In the Cartoon Film, the " Pissu Puusa" also used Rolls Roice Ghost.

    shriram Friday, 01 February 2013 09:16 AM

    Its all people's money.......he must be from Hambantota

    Sampath Friday, 01 February 2013 09:21 AM

    The million dollar question, is who imported this car to the country ? Is it by Dr. Lamborgini ?????

    Indika Sunday, 03 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Somebody brought a Rolls Royce, so what? See what the jobless UNPers re into nowdays.. via DM Android App

    PlayBoy Saturday, 02 February 2013 03:31 AM

    Who cares???

    mofaruk Friday, 01 February 2013 04:09 PM

    This is the only thing our country lacking right nw ? Timely import !!!

    rajive Friday, 01 February 2013 04:17 PM

    imported for use when Queen Elizabeth visits Sri Lanka for the CW HOS Conference and after that by prince NR

    Piyal Friday, 01 February 2013 04:17 PM

    Just search prices from the Net. it starts from 130,000 US$. Anyone can check..

    Elroy Friday, 01 February 2013 04:32 PM

    Well, am sure this could from Drug money or a local MP' bought from govt commissions. Never thought we had Billionaires in Sri Lanka.

    Anderson Friday, 01 February 2013 12:00 AM

    thats a very nice set of wheels.. via DM Android App

    Roy Saturday, 02 February 2013 12:00 AM

    What about the foreign exchange gone out to purchase this luxury car. Can feed a poor family for many years with the money spent on this. via DM iPad app

    Rep Friday, 01 February 2013 12:00 AM

    These are parrippu complaints when there are more serious internal problems in the UNP via DM Android App

    lankan Friday, 01 February 2013 12:00 AM

    this is d country, where ppl cannot be changed.. only mony works. via DM Android App

    Sunny Friday, 01 February 2013 10:17 AM

    But you must indicate the correct price to customs for them to charge correct duty

    buffaloa citizen Friday, 01 February 2013 10:23 AM

    Sure hard earned money....but you have to declare the correct value of the car and pay duty accordingly.

    Anderson Saturday, 02 February 2013 12:00 AM

    India should stay away from this issue. via DM Android App

    kiki Sunday, 03 February 2013 05:12 AM

    Well will appoint a select committee to investigate on the matter………

    Curious Friday, 01 February 2013 05:53 PM

    What about other hundreds of vehicles imported with false values ? Do they declare correct value. The big ha ho is because it is a Rolls Royce!

    Nan Friday, 01 February 2013 10:52 AM

    u need to stop chasing ghosts and do some real work.

    Lucky Weeramantry Saturday, 02 February 2013 11:38 AM

    Who Is The Lucky Girl to Share The Back Seat With

    janaka Friday, 01 February 2013 10:58 AM

    We need full investigation report and need to know the persons name as well.

    Lucky Weeramantry Saturday, 02 February 2013 11:42 AM

    Does It Have The Main Requirement Seat Belt.

    Observer Friday, 01 February 2013 11:02 AM

    My foot your hard earn money. Have you declared your earnings to the Inland Revenue. A matter for the CID to investigate.

    Lucky Weeramantry Saturday, 02 February 2013 11:44 AM

    They Might Have A Special Pumping Station For This Type Of Car..

    Lucky Weeramantry Saturday, 02 February 2013 11:46 AM

    Hope It's Not Nuclear Powered

    meriil Friday, 01 February 2013 11:20 AM

    OK. There will be a transparent inquiry. Then importer acquitted and customs officer to jail.

    Lucky Weeramantry Friday, 01 February 2013 11:23 AM

    God Only Knows Who Has This Type Of Money. Please Donate This Money To The Flood Victims.

    Lucky Weeramantry Friday, 01 February 2013 11:24 AM

    Sri Lanka The Next Super Power

    perumal Friday, 01 February 2013 11:24 AM

    Oh yea, we like transparent garments!

    Lucky Weeramantry Friday, 01 February 2013 11:26 AM

    Sri Lanka Now Has Billionaires

    Lucky Weeramantry Friday, 01 February 2013 11:28 AM

    Is It made In China. Will Lasts 2 Years Like The Coal Power Plant

    Kiwi Friday, 01 February 2013 11:38 AM

    No!! Magodis Thuma does not have to declare anything. Those are the benefits of being Magodis Thuma.


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