President suspends purchase of vehicles for ministries, state firms

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The President’s Office has suspended the purchase of new vehicles for ministries and institutes under ministries, government sources said.

This measure has been taken on the directives of President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa in order to limit government expenses. If there was any shortage of vehicles for any ministry, additional vehicles under the President’s Office would be provided, reports said.

The President had earlier requested ministries and institutes under ministries to curtail all non-essential expenses including expenses allocated for ministerial vehicles, transportation activities and building facilities. (Ajantha Kumara Agalakada)

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  • Anmanpan Tuesday, 03 December 2019 10:09 AM

    So there are excess vehicles at the president’s office. A new broom.

    Silva Tuesday, 03 December 2019 10:17 AM

    A Leader is a one who Knows the way, Shows the way and Goes the way! Thank you Sir.

    dickie bird Tuesday, 03 December 2019 10:32 AM

    Thank you Gota.

    JeffK Tuesday, 03 December 2019 10:53 AM

    All is good Mr president but we won't judge your success simply on cost cutting exercises. We want GDP growth rate to exceed 6%, local industries to thrive, rural economy to boom and a peaceful nation.

    Dharma Tuesday, 03 December 2019 11:17 AM

    Correct action in the right direction.

    Romesh Vidanage Tuesday, 03 December 2019 12:14 PM

    Possibly auction off some Government vehicles that are in storage to the public.

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 03 December 2019 12:21 PM

    Suspended is just a temporary situ to obtain popularity... lets see in a few months.

    varuna Tuesday, 03 December 2019 04:11 PM

    Yes. Unfortunately, only few have the brains to realise this. The true colours will only be shown after the general election....

    Sokrates Tuesday, 03 December 2019 12:25 PM

    This leaves more money for Gota's Virgin Islands account

    Country donkey Tuesday, 03 December 2019 12:29 PM

    you cut down all, but in behind increase your family paksa income like you all did in the past..

    Ranjith Tuesday, 03 December 2019 12:56 PM

    Please take action for reduce foreign debt ,rapid economic growth increase GDP reduce waste and corruption steps to enhance democracy , good governance , free media and transparency in tenders and agreements with foreign nations

    JOHN FRAZER Tuesday, 03 December 2019 01:37 PM

    FALLOW THE WESTERN COUNTRIES EXCEPT THE PRESIDENT/ PRIME MINISTER/ AND MINISTERS NO ONE SHOULD BE GIVEN GOV VEHICLES PRESIDENT AND PRIME MINISTER SHOULD BE ALLOWED ONE GOOD VEHICLE THAT IT . END OF STORY OTHERS LET THEM TAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORT .

    Dharshan Tuesday, 03 December 2019 03:13 PM

    Good move by the President.

    Hope Dias Tuesday, 03 December 2019 03:48 PM

    That the best news for years. Don’t give them free petrol- ,let them Pay for everything like all hardworking middle class

    Hamlet Monday, 09 December 2019 06:27 AM

    "President suspends purchase of vehicles for ministries, state firms" All except the Rajapakse Family!!


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