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No money should spent on luxury vehicles: GL

17 May 2017 03:15 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Joint Opposition said yesterday no money should be spent on luxury vehicle by the government for the ministers’ use till the Meethotamulla victims are fully compensated.

Addressing a press conference, former Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris said 32 persons were killed in the collapse of the Garbage dump and 334 houses damaged. He said the priority should be given to these victims.  He said it was a sinful act to spend Rs. 70 million for a minister’s car.  He made these remarks following the government’s decision to allocate Rs.1.2 billion for luxury vehicles of ministers.

Meanwhile, Prof. Peiris stressed that the government is planning to create additional ministerial portfolios and has allocated Rs. 43 million to purchase vehicles.

“We see the difference between the promises and deeds. Is this Yahapalanaya?” he asked.

Further, he said per capita income has been diminishing at the moment and the Central Bank is printing currency notes indiscriminately without any economic considerations. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)


  Comments - 6

  • perera Wednesday, 17 May 2017 11:27 AM

    two ronnies -this chap and bandula

    Gobba Wednesday, 17 May 2017 11:36 AM

    Even now your master has imported a DUTY FREE super luxury vehicle !!!! What vehicle do you use to go around ?

    Burt Wednesday, 17 May 2017 11:46 AM

    This coming from a guy that hopped from country to country on the public dime and have nothing to show for it.

    Katiem Wednesday, 17 May 2017 11:53 AM

    Probably GL has forgotten how much he enjoyed when MR was in force. Where was his voice then??

    ranmala Wednesday, 17 May 2017 03:40 AM

    What did MR do. He gave super luxury vehicles to his ministers, Where was your mouth at that time. You just kept shut. Parliament should pass maximum amount of money that should be spent on Ministers, MPs, and public officials vehicles

    Appu Wednesday, 17 May 2017 05:36 AM

    All same. Only talk about right thingspoor and development when they in opposition. Never practice when they in power via DM Android App

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