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Parliament meals cost Rs.120mn annual, Rs.9mn for water

23 July 2019 01:03 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A total of Rs. 120 million is spent annually in parliament for food and beverages, parliament finance officers have estimated.

Food and beverages are consumed by MPs, parliamentary staff and visitors to parliament, of which 75 per cent of the cost goes to feeding the staff.

In order to minimise food waste, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya had recommended that all food cooked in the parliament canteen be reduced considerably and that meals be prepared after obtaining the number of persons to be present in advance, the officers said.

In addition, Rs. 80 million is spent on electricity, Rs. 14.5 million on telephone facilities and Rs. 9 million on drinking water per year, a parliament finance division spokesman said.

Parliament sources added that the bulk of the electricity consumption is for the air-conditioning system there. (Sujith Hewajulige)

  Comments - 5

  • lion Tuesday, 23 July 2019 03:02 PM

    if have had a farm with cows we would have saved billions for this country rather than feeding these 225 thieves in this den.

    Marlon Fernando Tuesday, 23 July 2019 03:54 PM

    Ouch!!!

    King Tuesday, 23 July 2019 05:18 PM

    Hahaha.....Well said

    Fantastic Kariawadam Tuesday, 23 July 2019 03:51 PM

    What a waste of money spent on a bunch of people who have done nothing for the country other than enriching themselves. Isn't this the money taken from poor people as taxes?Shame on you.

    june macapagal Tuesday, 23 July 2019 05:32 PM

    The parliment canteen should be closed forthwith and they must be asked bring their own food packets. All this tax payers money can be saved for other development work.


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