CBK returns four vehicles allocated to her office

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Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has returned four of the allocated fleet of vehicles for her office to the Presidential Secretariat earlier this month considering the financial constraints of the government.

A spokesman for Ms. Kumaratunga said she was ready to return another vehicle allocated to her office shortly.

She said in a letter addressed to Secretary to the President P. B. Jayasundara, that she had been allocated nine vehicles for her personal use and another three vehicles for her security division and four of the twelve vehicles were returned.

“Under the circumstances, when the Government informed us that they have serious financial constraints, I have decided to return four of the 12 vehicles allocated to me,” she said.

The fleet of vehicles returned included a Mercedes Benz Car (Model S600), Nissan Patrol Jeep, Mahendra Double Cab and Toyota Land Cruiser-Jeep.

She also said in the letter that she would return another of the eight remaining vehicles. (Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 8

  • Hans perlee Wednesday, 29 July 2020 06:38 PM

    A person only needs one car. Return the others cars also.

    Jeeves Wednesday, 29 July 2020 06:54 PM

    Why did she need TWELVE vehicles, bought by taxpayers, in the first place?

    Kay de silva Wednesday, 29 July 2020 06:57 PM

    Please correct me if Ian wrong. Does retired president needs so many vehicles?. I understand that she should have security and they need vehicles too but 12 provided on poor tax payers money is insane. As ordinary wage earners will have to work life time to buy a maruti but with the reduction of interest rates there is no way that they can maintain a vehicle now. Don’t you think this world, particularly this country, is very unfair!!!

    SandunW Wednesday, 29 July 2020 06:58 PM

    This absurd expense of public money has got to stop! One official car, to be returned at end of office, along with official residence!

    srilankan Thursday, 30 July 2020 10:02 AM

    How many cars given to my3.

    Dee Thursday, 30 July 2020 02:35 PM

    About 10 % of what MR has been given even when he was just an MP.

    E. Fernando Thursday, 30 July 2020 10:48 AM

    Ridiculous. These leeches are the reason we are eternally a poor country

    araliya Friday, 31 July 2020 07:48 AM

    Take the House given by Government to Maithripala also

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