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Rs. 20 mn for displaying portraits of WPC Chief Ministers

18 June 2018 09:03 am - 27     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A sum of Rs. 20 millions is reported to be spent to paint the portraits of six former Western Provincial Council Chief Ministers and the sitting Chief Minister to be installed at the Battaramulla new building with plaques and necessary structural arrangements.

Accordingly, former Chief Ministers Susil Munasinghe, Morris Rajapaksa, Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumarathunga, Susil Premajayantha, Reginold Coorey, Nandana Mendis, Prasanna Ranathunga and sitting Chief Minister Isura Devapriya are to be displayed at the new building for the provincial council.

Name boards for the portraits and the office name boards are also to be finished for display in bronze or stainless steel.(Dayaseeli Liyanage)

  Comments - 27

  • Sid Monday, 18 June 2018 09:35 AM

    20 million for that?when people are hungry and suffering?

    Empulz Monday, 18 June 2018 09:36 AM

    There comes out the bills of the past rejime one at a time slow and steady

    faz Monday, 18 June 2018 09:39 AM

    What a waste of Tax Payers money to hang these jokers.Why not utilize this money to clear the drains and repair some badly damaged roads.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Monday, 18 June 2018 09:42 AM

    Can anybody tell me how this display is beneficial to the tax payers and whose money will go to this.

    Bandula Kendaragama Monday, 18 June 2018 09:45 AM

    Several months ago we heard several millions of Rs spent (wasted) to repai a toilet. Now another 6 million for six portraits. Sri Lanka appeaes to be a rich country to sepend so much of tax payers money while several thousand people in Colombo living in temporary huts without bssic needs.

    DD Monday, 18 June 2018 09:56 AM

    People's taxed money - PM says without taxing they cannot pay off loans. Isn't wasting money on hoardings carrying politicians' faces a necessity?

    Shown Monday, 18 June 2018 09:56 AM

    They don't have money for basic needs of people,even the damaged happened to due to Kolonnawa garbage dump even not sort out yet,but they promptly ready to pay in millions things like these

    ANTON Monday, 18 June 2018 09:57 AM


    SAM Monday, 18 June 2018 10:18 AM

    You mean the commission?

    Sun Monday, 18 June 2018 02:25 PM

    Ha ha....Commission then job... After that go to hell ... We pay 48per cent tax on our SLT bill.....for what???

    Hubert Monday, 18 June 2018 10:16 AM

    Immediately cancel this no need to blow up images of midiocre politicians

    L C A Monday, 18 June 2018 10:21 AM

    Best justification for our taxed monies !

    saranga Monday, 18 June 2018 10:40 AM

    Here we go againThese crooks don't respect hard earn tax payers money

    Gamaya Monday, 18 June 2018 10:46 AM

    Just in onew word - " DISGRACEFUL"

    Lion Monday, 18 June 2018 10:49 AM

    Another mervin is making.Good desipal of the man who talks and contradicts

    Prabhath Monday, 18 June 2018 10:52 AM

    That is money well spent. I propose that a further 20 million is spent to erect huge cutouts of the CM in each village.

    MP Monday, 18 June 2018 11:41 AM

    TAXED MONEY AT "USELESS WORK"! Put a hoarding like that!

    Waco Monday, 18 June 2018 01:30 PM

    Are these decision makers in sound mental condition? What a crime this will be. Stop these nonsens immediately and feed the people who are staving.

    Ceylon Monday, 18 June 2018 02:40 PM

    None of these did any good thig to people.burn these.

    Sincere Monday, 18 June 2018 02:55 PM

    We hear one candidate of the Presidential elections in 2015 saying that he would never allow any of his cut outs to be displayed in any part of the country. See how these CM's violating his instructions by wasting public money!

    MP Monday, 18 June 2018 06:07 PM

    What you say is exactly correct. I too remember him saying so.

    kathira Monday, 18 June 2018 05:48 PM

    20 million? for portraits of this idiotic politicians.. This is ridiculous. YAKAPALANAYA.

    jim kuru Monday, 18 June 2018 05:54 PM

    this guy is gone many burning issues are there in this country.

    Mervyn perer Monday, 18 June 2018 06:40 PM

    Their portraits should be made out of tar or human excreta.

    Mandy Monday, 18 June 2018 10:48 PM

    These portraits should be hung in the Rogues Gallery or the IRC Police Notice Board.

    thiagarajah Tuesday, 19 June 2018 06:28 AM

    how can we stop these types of waste without wasting time on just commenting ???totally agree with the comments made by mervyn pere

    annie Tuesday, 19 June 2018 06:59 AM

    I can suggest a better

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