Top official of parliament spends Rs.23 mn on foreign tours

17 September 2019 10:08 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A top officer in parliament had undertaken 39 foreign tours in the past five years (2014 – 2019), according to an internal report.

According to the report, the government had incurred about Rs. 23 million on behalf of this official.

The amount spent on air tickets was Rs. 6.7 million with the amount of travelling expenses Rs. 16 million are inclusive of this amount. This report reveals that the officer concerned had toured seven times in 2014, five times in 2015, seven times in 2016, eight times in 2017 and 10 times in 2018 and two times this year. He had visited countries such as America, Canada, England, Germany, New Zealand, Norway and Switzerland. It is reported that he was engaged in these tours to take part in various workshops and seminars. (Sujith Hewajulige)

  Comments - 5

  • Rex Tuesday, 17 September 2019 04:28 PM

    NAME and SHAME! It is in the public interest!

    roland boniface Tuesday, 17 September 2019 04:58 PM

    Must be a tour operator during the wrong job. But one must admire that he has learnt from the previous regime on air travel and use of public funds.

    sam silva Tuesday, 17 September 2019 05:34 PM

    This is not new and has been going on for decades

    Citizen Tuesday, 17 September 2019 06:27 PM

    He is following footsteps of the prez

    Sambo Wednesday, 18 September 2019 07:49 AM

    If we hear any news it is about waste or mal practice. What a country this has turned to be. We sometimes even question GOD as to why we were born in such a country.

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