WPC’s cosy costly chairs cancelled by Governor

13 September 2018 01:31 pm - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Western Province Governor Hemakumara Nanayakkara said he had ordered Western Provincial Council Chief Secretary to cancel the purchase of 144 chairs, each costing Rs. 644,000, with immediate effect.

Addressing a press briefing in Rajagiriya, the Governor revealed that Rs. 644,000 for a chair was without the import duty and when included the tax, the price of a chair would be approximately Rs. 844,000.  

He said according to the investigation the original plan was to import 150 chairs and it has dropped down to 144 chairs.

“I asked from officials as to why they were going to order more chairs as WPC required only 104. They said there could be an increase of number of Provincial Councillors in the future. But according to my information the councillors would be reduced to 102 in the next election,” he said.

He said the new chairs were needed for the council, but purchase of chairs had to be either made in Sri Lanka or assembled in Sri Lanka at an acceptable price.

He said he would take relevant action in future if he got any reasonable complaint regarding abuse of power or misappropriation of funds in the Western Provincial Council.(Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 10

  • Sanath Thursday, 13 September 2018 02:25 PM

    Good decision. What about the super expensive door?

    Dasa Thursday, 13 September 2018 05:48 PM

    yes. some people take at least one good decision in their life time.

    KOLA KOTIYA Thursday, 13 September 2018 02:33 PM


    sandy Thursday, 13 September 2018 02:57 PM

    To whoever ordered the RS. 64,000.00 chairs -Can get some really comfy,locally made chairs from Moratuwa..Cheaper also no?

    sandy Thursday, 13 September 2018 03:04 PM

    Moratuwa Carpenters turn out some really comfy chairs.. don't think it'll cost as much as 84,000.

    ravin Thursday, 13 September 2018 03:43 PM

    Report everyone involved to bribery and FCID. Investigate on priority basis as a special public interest and charge sheeted at special court set up to hear these type of case. Name whole lot and shame them.

    GOOD SAMARITON. Thursday, 13 September 2018 04:27 PM


    Alex Thursday, 13 September 2018 06:40 PM

    Mr.Governor, are you not going to let this man go scot free without taking serious legal action against him for attempting fraud? If not he will plan another stunt.

    Sincere Thursday, 13 September 2018 08:06 PM

    Please now place an order for the Sakkaraya's paandu kabala sayilaasanaya for the CM!

    CITIZEN Friday, 14 September 2018 05:54 PM

    Wonderful! It is a good kick in the arses of the CM and his Councillors in the interest of the public!!!

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