‘The purported Government’ had spent Rs.840 million on the helicopter rides for the last 21 days without considering the expenses, United national Party (UNP) MP Ravi Karunanayake said in parliament.
He said this while presenting the motion to curtail expenditure to the Office of Prime Minister.
“We have the legitimate authority to cease these types of alleged expenses and thus we are not hesitant to take such actions,” he added.
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Unchikun Thursday, 29 November 2018 11:12
That is a lot of money. Please give details such as who and from where to where.
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Hans perlee Thursday, 29 November 2018 11:59
they have no details. just a lot of mud throwing again. and these little children must run the country?
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Bo Adolfsson Thursday, 29 November 2018 12:18
Please be serious!Half a billion dollars.That must be millions of rides. Are there so many helicopters in Sri Lanka?
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Daniel Thursday, 29 November 2018 15:20
It is not half a billion $. It is 840 million Rupees, which is apparently a correct figure.
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shanthapriya Thursday, 29 November 2018 15:38
When it comes to big huge amount Ravi is there
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Samantha Wednesday, 5 December 2018 13:34
Ravi himself used helicopters using government funds for his family trips. The best example is as soon as they came to power in 2015 his whole family went to katharagama by a helicopter using tax payers money.
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Citizen Thursday, 29 November 2018 11:56
Is that more than Aloysius paid for your apartment?
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Upul Thursday, 29 November 2018 17:56
There is no need to compare how much, Stealing and misusing public funds is a crime no matter who does it and what quantity.
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Sri wickrema Thursday, 29 November 2018 20:57
RK, Don't throw stones when you live in glass house
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Warren Raed Friday, 30 November 2018 08:44
Don't throw stones when you live in PENTH HOUSE.
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Samson Thursday, 29 November 2018 11:58
This poor mans money. Please give details.
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BUSHEL Thursday, 29 November 2018 12:38
money robbed from bank and pent house money is rich man's money?
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Ravi De S Thursday, 29 November 2018 12:00
Nice random amount, when working backwards you wonder how this guy graduated from CIMA. And later became an apartment-bribe taker.
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Deen Thursday, 29 November 2018 12:04
84 Billion not possible within 21 days. At this rate public will not believe any of your allegations. Please provide details to justify your claim.
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Saradiel Thursday, 29 November 2018 15:25
840 million is less than a billion (1b is 1000 millions ) Still the amount given is too high to believe.
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S R Sivasubramaniam Tuesday, 11 December 2018 08:13
You all have no basic arithmatic skill
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Ryan Thursday, 29 November 2018 12:07
Patta thief now began to lie as well
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Karu Thursday, 29 November 2018 12:10
He has totted it up in his rent free penthouse thinking “ Gee I wish I was the Fin Monister I would have grabbed all of that and if discovered can say “my wife deals with all that, not me “ !!
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SN Thursday, 29 November 2018 12:13
Pacts please. We don't want stories.
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Edithara Lankaputhra Thursday, 29 November 2018 12:14
I sent a comment but it is not on the news item.Why?
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Lay Thursday, 29 November 2018 12:57
probably because you werent supporting the yahapalana clowns. that is their media freedom
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Modaya Thursday, 29 November 2018 12:16
Rs 4B a day that’s staggering 4000M....excellent account
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Salli Malli Thursday, 29 November 2018 13:23
Check the figures buddy. It's billion or million. May be you are familiar with only billions.
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James Bond Thursday, 29 November 2018 13:33
You DIDN'T KNOW who owned the penthhouse you were living and DIDN'T REMEMBER about the cheques you received. But know all about MR expenses.
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Manu Thursday, 29 November 2018 13:38
What do say about CB scam. Why don't you speak about that too, Mr. minister?
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Hari Mani Thursday, 29 November 2018 14:12
I read appachi flies from Parliament to his home Matara (if I remember correctly) via helicopter costing $$$ an hour. The opposition should provide details as they have access to it
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Show biz Thursday, 29 November 2018 14:54
Helicopter cruising was to demonstrate the entire world that the King is back. Now you even rarely see his back.
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bo Thursday, 29 November 2018 16:09
Lying basket. He is well knownfor lying at the presdiential commisssion for mega bond scam in which he played a major active role. He has no credibility waht so ever, and now he thinks he could become a hero, lying through his teeth. Tell us how you got your penthouse at the top floor of Monarch.
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M.O.A.Careem Thursday, 29 November 2018 18:25
It its true - if one have so much courage - without a hesitation - pullout such a collasal figure - where is democracy -Parliment Slection Committee? -Finance Committee? Financial Regularation....who is liable for damage
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Kuveni Thursday, 29 November 2018 21:03
The green monsters should never be elected. Bunch of lying robbers. The 'lotus buds'are are equally bad or worse. Will we ever have decent human beings to govern us?
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NA Friday, 30 November 2018 19:07
All the economic crimes happened under this guys watch for the last 3 years and he didn't utter a word. P.A.T.H.A.T.I.C
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Manu Monday, 3 December 2018 14:08
You thief, you have no moral right to complain or critisise.
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Stephan.han Tuesday, 4 December 2018 17:32
Come with the details and distances and sources. Even MR lives inside the helicopter for the past couple of weeks, it shouldn't be 84 cores.
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Senior Citizen Friday, 7 December 2018 14:12
Kuveni made the best comment! I liked it.
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Ambara Dhamila Wednesday, 12 December 2018 07:31
Upaasaka mahathaanani, handle the words carefully.
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